by Nathalie Graham, Agueda Pacheco Flores, Ashley Archibald, Chetanya Robinson, Marcus Green
Editors’ Note: We will continue to update this article with election updates in the coming days.
Seattle voters appeared to be embracing moderate candidates in key races for mayor, city attorney and City Council, according to early returns Tuesday night.
Seattle Mayor’s Race
Update 11/05/2021, 1:00 p.m.:
Lorena González conceded the mayor’s race, making Bruce Harrell Seattle’s next mayor.
She tweeted her concession Thursday after election results showed Harrell leading González 62% to 38% with just under 33% of ballots counted.
“With today’s ballot drop, it’s clear that Bruce Harrell will be the next Mayor of Seattle,” she said on @MLorenaGonzalez “Earlier, I called him to congratulate him on a hard-fought race and wished him much luck in his efforts to make progress on the challenges Seattle faces.”
Update 11/04/2021, 4:00 p.m.:
With just under 33% of ballots counted, Bruce Harrell leads Lorena González 62% to 38%.
Bruce Harrell was leading Lorena González 65% to 35% in a race to elect Seattle’s next mayor and potentially set the course on homelessness, policing, affordable housing, and other critical issues facing the city.
Seattle voters found themselves in a similar position Tuesday night to election nights past: Should the electorate choose a moderate Democrat or a progressive to steer the city?Continue reading Seattle and King County General Election Results