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January 6, 2014 at 6:29 AM

New leaders taking charge at Seattle City Hall

The Associated Press

Officials expect hundreds of people to pack the Seattle City Hall lobby this afternoon for the swearing-in ceremony for new officials, including gay Mayor Ed Murray and Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Other city council members and the city attorney also will be sworn-in.

Sawant told KIRO her speech will note a historic change.

Sawant won office with a promise to push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage for all workers, and Murray has ordered a move toward a $15 minimum wage for city employees.

Comments | More in General news | Topics: City Hall, Ed Murray, Kshama Sawant


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