I am running because we need a Mayor to meet this moment of unprecedented challenge and opportunity, a Mayor with the lived experience to tackle big issues; a decisive leader fully committed to productive dialogue, planning and execution.
We must rebuild the fundamental trust between city government and the people it serves. We need the highest standard of collaboration and vision. The stakes are too high.
“I share the relief of the nation, and especially the Black community, with the guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd. While Floyd’s family will never recover from his loss, this is the beginning for advancing justice and accountability. We must use this moment to build further momentumRead More
“People are so hungry for, I think, straight talk, not double talk,” Harrell told CHS Tuesday. “And they are hungry for boldness and they see the level of dysfunction in city government unlike they’ve seen it before.”Read More
“These are public health and safety crises that began before COVID and were only made worse by the isolation and economic impacts of the pandemic. We must dedicate real resources to helping communities and families recover,” says candidate for Mayor. SEATTLE – In the wake of a tragic increase in gun violence and domestic violence … Continued
An advocate for racial justice throughout his career in law and on the City Council, Harrell would be only the second Black Mayor of Seattle at a time when our city and society must commit to reforming police culture and dismantling structural racism and inequality. SEATTLE – Bruce Harrell, former City Council President and candidate for … Continued
An SPD that works for all the people of Seattle starts with a new Mayor who has the experience, passion, and commitment to implement an array of overdue reforms – and make those reforms part of the fabric of a re-imagined police force, a team of officers and community liaisons who approachRead More
Harrell, a second generation Japanese American, would be Seattle’s first Asian American Mayor SEATTLE – In the wake of community gatherings in Seattle denouncing anti-Asian hate, including the murder of six women in the Atlanta area by a white gunman, mayoral candidate and former City Council President Bruce Harrell today announced the support of leading voices in Seattle’s … Continued
My mother, Rose Kobata, was 9 years old in 1942 when U.S. government agents seized the thriving Seattle flower shop that sustained my grandparents and their eight children. The agents informed the family that they were to serve out the remainder of World War II in a Japanese incarceration camp. This chapter of American history … Continued
...Harrell believes his voice and experience can bring about the necessary changes for a more healthy and vibrant city and believes he is the right person, right now for the job....One thing that is clear when talking to Harrell is his love for the city of Seattle….It is that relationship, theRead More
His platform addressed rebuilding the city's economy in the wake of COVID-19 by creating a physical jobs center, providing basic healthcare coverage for vulnerable residents and lower wage workers and appropriating $10 million to each of the city's seven districts to allow council members toRead More