Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is not running for reelection. That’s for good reason. The big-money
centrist conservative has been the executive progressives feared she would be and the Nextdoor commentorati who backed her will never be happy. So she would’ve lost.
And that’s a good thing. Because she’s pretty bad.
Seattleites are familiar with her handling of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, which included tear gassing the city’s most densely populated neighborhood and the Seattle Police Department abandoning their East Precinct, the epicenter of the protests.
What went into those decisions? Who made the call to abandon the precinct? We’ll never know because the mayor and many of the people around her committed the felony of deleting their text messages.Continue Reading Jenny Durkan and public embarrassment’s diminishing returns