Jenny Durkan has won a competitive Mayorial race to become the next mayor of Seattle, the first female mayor in nearly a century, and the city’s first lesbian mayor.
Durkan who won the election by taking 60.6 percent of the vote compared to the 39.4 percent won by her opponent, Cary Moon, Celebrated her victory with supporters Tuesday night, saying her campaign “was never about any candidate.”
“It wasn’t about me, or anyone else, it was about you, it was about Seattle and the future of Seattle,” Durkan said. “It’s a campaign about what Seattle will be like for that next generation, and you have committed to making it the best Seattle ever.”
“It’s a campaign about what Seattle will be like for that next generation, and you have committed to making it the best Seattle ever.”
Prior to campaigning for Mayor, Durkan was appointed by former President of the United States, Barak Obama to serve as a U.S. attorney for Western Washington, making her the first openly gay U.S. attorney in the country.
Durkan will officially take office on the 28th of November 2017 once the election results are certified, and will join Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, as the only one other openly gay person serving as mayor of a major US city currently.