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Seattle LGBTQ Commission says Mayor Ed Murray should resign; former mayors disagree

With husband Michael Shiosaki at right,   Seattle Mayor Ed Murray answers questions at a press conference held in the Norman B. Rice room at Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after Delvonn Heckard , the man who filed a lawsuit accusing Murray of sexually abusing him three decades ago when he was an underage crack-addict, withdrew the case Tuesday, saying he plans to refile early next year.  Murray says his innosence has been vindicated

The Seattle LGBTQ Commission on Monday called for Mayor Ed Murray to immediately resign, while four former Seattle mayors said Murray should continue to serve.  VIEW

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