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Mosqueda Statement in Response to Durkan Decision Against Seeking Second Term

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s video announcement formalizing her decision against seeking a second term:

“I thank Mayor Durkan for the years of service she has provided to our City. While Mayor Durkan and I have had several disagreements on governing and policy over the last three years, we have also been able to find common ground to work on critical issues, and the community, workers and small businesses in this City are better for it. Mayor Durkan has especially shown leadership for our City’s youth, low-income workers, and on emerging needs through her work on the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), the Families and Education, Preschool, Promise (FEPP) levy and Seattle Promise, and Transportation Network Companies (TNC) legislation.”  

“This year has been filled with turmoil — a public health crisis, racial reckoning, and economic downturn.  Anyone who serves in public office, in particular, through 2020, is to be commended and I appreciate her years of service, and wish her luck in the next endeavor.”


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Time December 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm

[…] “I thank May­or Durkan for the years of ser­vice she has pro­vid­ed to our City. While May­or Durkan and I have had sev­er­al dis­agree­ments on gov­ern­ing and pol­i­cy over the last three years, we have also been able to find com­mon ground to work on crit­i­cal issues, and the com­mu­ni­ty, work­ers and small busi­ness­es in this City are bet­ter for it,” said Coun­cilmem­ber Tere­sa Mosque­da. […]

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Time December 7, 2020 at 5:43 pm

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