Seattle has elected a woman as its mayor for the first time since 1926.
History has been made.
Election 2017Statewide and local results
- Jenny Durkan defeats Cary Moon to become Seattle’s first woman mayor since the 1920s
- Democrat Manka Dhingra defeats Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund in state Senate race
- Mitzi Johanknecht unseats John Urquhart as King County sheriff
- González and Mosqueda win Seattle City Council seats
- King County Proposition 1 levy passes easily
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Seattle has elected its first woman mayor in 91 years.
Landes was the first woman to lead a major American city.
She cemented a legacy as a good-government reformer, pushing for civil-service hiring, the city’s first traffic code and tighter regulation of nightlife. “Throughout her brief political career, Landes had to prove herself in ways that men did not — facing constant scrutiny over whether her dress and demeanor were proper for a woman of the early 20th century,” a 2013 Seattle Times story says.
Landes lost her re-election bid to Frank Edwards, a theater operator. Some commentators speculated she lost because Seattle wanted to regain its reputation as a “manly” frontier town.
For a full list of the city’s mayors, go here.
You can find the latest results from Tuesday’s election here.
Material from The Seattle Times archives contributed to this report.