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Former U.S Attorney Becomes Seattle’s First Female Mayor Since 1928

By Emelia Persell
Seattle’s mayoral election made history this week. Jenny Durkan, 59, was elected mayor, the first woman to hold the office since 1928 and the first openly lesbian mayor in the history of the city. Seattle’s last female mayor was Bertha Knight Landes, the namesake of Seattle’s tunnel boring machine. Durkan won in a resounding…

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