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Jenny Anne Durkan (born May 19, 1958) is an American prosecutor and politician from Seattle, Washington. She was elected Mayor of Seattle in 2017, becoming its first female mayor since the 1920s and the city's second consecutive openly LGBT mayor.
Durkan served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, appointed by President Barack Obama, from October 2009 through September 2014.
Durkan ran for Mayor of Seattle in the 2017 election. She took first place in the nonpartisan August primary and advanced to the November general election, where she faced urban planner Cary Moon. Durkan had over 60% of the vote in the preliminary count on the last day of the election, and The Seattle Times called the race for Durkan, predicting that Moon was unlikely to overcome Durkan's lead when the uncounted ballots were added leading up to the final count on November 28, 2017.
Rantz: Seattle mayor’s gun violence plan lacks actual plan
Can someone remind Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan that a plan to tackle gun violence should include actual plans? She seems to have forgotten any specific details on going after the actual gun violence we’re experiencing...
from the article:
So far, in Seattle, 18 extreme risk protection orders have been petitioned by police, and 37 weapons have been recovered. Of those incidents, about 60 percent were to prevent suicides, and about 40 percent were to prevent violence against others.
Seattle Mayor outlines plan...