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Bruce Harrell Announces Candidacy for Seattle Mayor

Bruce Harrell, attending International District Town Hall meeting in 2018 (Photo by Nick Turner)

Bruce Harrell, a Sansei, announced his candidacy for Mayor of Seattle on March 16th near Garfield High School, his alma mater.  Bruce served as Seattle City Council member for 12 years. In 2016 when he was Council President, visited Japan as a member of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation, a program of the U.S.-Japan Council.  He was raised in Seattle’s Central District by his African American and Japanese American mother. His mother’s family spent years at an incarceration camp during WWII.

In his newsletter, Bruce explains his explains, “we need a Mayor with the lived and professional experience to tackle complex issues head-on, with accountability and transparency – and a focus on needed collaboration and teamwork. “  Visit www.bruceforseattle.com to learn more about Harrell and his campaign. Seattle Mayor election primary is on August 2nd.

Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor (bruceforseattle.com)

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Misa Murohashi is Editor-in-chief of The North American Post and general manager of North American Post Publishing Inc. Born and raised in Japan, she moved the Seattle area in 2005. She earned a master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington in 2016 and has been at the current position since 2017. She often writes about urban issues and Japanese American early immigration history in the Seattle Area.