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August 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Seattle’s 85-year streak of male mayors will continue

One result of Seattle’s mayoral primary is that the city is guaranteed to maintain its 85-year streak of men running City Hall. As I wrote earlier this year, Seattle has not elected a woman as mayor since 1926, when Bertha K. Landes became the first female mayor of a major American city. Landes lasted…


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December 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Neighborhood activist Kate Martin in the race for mayor

Kate Martin, a neighborhood activist from Mayor Mike McGinn’s own neighborhood, has announced she will join the race for mayor in 2013. Martin, who lost a 2011 race for Seattle School Board, said she knows the mayor well from their work together on the Greenwood Community Council. She did not vote for him in 2009,…


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