Durkan Leads Seattle Mayor Primary

Jenny Durkan at her Pioneer Square party Tuesday. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times

NAFUSA Board Member Jenny Durkan held a commanding lead in Tuesday’s primary election for Mayor of Seattle. Durkan, served as United States Attorney for the WD of Washington (2009-2014). Seattle hasn’t elected a woman mayor in 91 years, but four women topped the crowded (21 candidates) primary election held on Tuesday. Durkan held a commanding lead with 31.6 percent, with the second place candidate taking 15.6 percent. The two top finishers will advance to the November 7 general election. Ballots will continue to be counted and the official results will not be certified until August 15.