Bruce Harrell is a proven leader for Seattle’s Future

A lifelong Seattle resident, Bruce graduated valedictorian from Garfield High School and received a football scholarship to the UW. At UW, Bruce was a 1978 Rose Bowl champion and received the Most Valuable Defensive Player Award. He went to law school and worked in technology and telecommunications. Later, he represented working people who faced workplace discrimination.

In 2007, Bruce ran for city council, where he became known for his fierce advocacy for police accountability – before it was popular. He also worked with service providers, non-profit housing leaders and the business community to dramatically expand affordable housing in Seattle and invest in shelter and services. He was re-elected twice citywide.

After retiring from the council in 2019, Bruce returned to private practice and, in 2020, was asked to lead the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Task Force, working with business owners and community leaders to support small businesses and their workers.

 

WHY NOW

The problems our next Mayor must address are complex and challenging—bringing the people camping in our public parks and spaces inside, economic recovery of downtown and our neighborhood business districts, and police reform without defunding. Seattle needs a mayor with the background and vision to put our city back on track. Bruce’s combined experience in public service and the private sector make him the choice for Mayor we need now, for Seattle’s future.

WHO WE ARE

We are a diverse, broad-based coalition of community leaders from across Seattle who want our city to move forward, implement solutions and solve problems.

KEY ISSUES

1

Renew trust in city government by managing properly and being accountable to the people.

2

Rebuild the economy by focusing on small and minority owned businesses and jobs.

3

Compassionate and accountable solutions for those living with homelessness.

4

Make the Seattle Police Department responsive to community needs, protecting all people and neighborhoods without bias.