2021 Seattle mayoral candidates. Top row from left: Colleen Echohawk, Jessyn Farrell, Lorena González, Bruce Harrell. Bottom row, from left: Andrew Grant Houston, Arthur Langlie, Lance Randall, Casey Sixkiller.
Local Politics

Seattle’s next mayor faces a big decision: Picking a new police chief. Here’s what the candidates want

The eight leading candidates running for Seattle mayor all agree on this: If they win, the most pressing decision they'll face is picking a new police chief. That single act, the candidates agree, carries both real-world and symbolic importance.

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