Bruce Harrell - Seattle's Finest Runs For Mayor

Coletha Albert By Coletha Albert, 20th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Why would Bruce Harrell make a fine Mayor for Seattle, Washington? I am glad you asked! Here's why...

Seattle's Finest - Bruce Harrell for Mayor

Bruce Harrell, native of Seattle, graduate of the University of Washington, athlete, father, husband and an all around decent man.

Running for Mayor of a metropolitan city like Seattle, Washington is no small feat. Yet, if anyone is up to such a task it's Bruce Harrell. Currently a Seattle City Council member with a history of practicing law in Seattle what else is there to know?

Well, quite a bit...I have known Bruce Harrell for years and he has always been a man who was very interested in the education of Seattle's young people. He has always been a great listener, someone who not only speaks well but who has a heart for the citizens of Seattle. Mr. Harrell truly loves his home town and is an example of what is best in Seattle.

When most people think of Seattle, they envision the Space Needle, Seattle Center and now the bustling waterfront, home of the new Ferris wheel. Seattle is home to an outstanding ferry system that connects Seattle proper to all of the islands of Puget Sound like Bainbridge Island and Vashon Island. Seattle is also home to Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmer's markets in the entire United States. Bruce Harrell grew to manhood in this city and still calls it home. He is very proud of his home town as he should be because it is a wonderful city and beautiful place to raise a family, which he has done.

Recently, I attended his kickoff party after announcing his intent to run for Mayor of Seattle and what a kickoff it was! I arrived promptly at seven in the evening and it was packed! There was standing room only and the event had not begun yet! I was amazed at the lines of citizens pledging support for Mr. Harrell. Even persons who did not live in Seattle and can not vote in the upcoming November election signed up to have a "Vote for Bruce Harrell" sign showcased in their front yard! Such overwhelming support for "their own".

Bruce Harrell makes it easy to support him without any doubt. His background is stellar in every way and step by step he has lived a life a success:

- B.A. Political Science (1980 U.W. Academic All‐American
- 2007 University of Washington Distinguished Alumni Award)
- M.A. (Organizational Design and Improvement, Dean's List)
- University of Washington's 2012 Timeless Award Winner
- Juris Doctorate (Washington State Bar Association, 9th Circuit)

With all of his accomplishments, the above listing is annotated, there has never been a whisper of a scandal. Just one more positive "feather" in Mr. Harrell's hat. He and his lovely wife have been bastions of Seattle, Washington for thirty years and counting. At the kickoff party it remains apparent that the Harrell's love, admire and respect each other. So refreshing in these turbulent days of gun control debates, mental illness issues, retailing of marijuana and expense issues with the Department of Justice and the Seattle Police Department.

Will the Sonics return to Seattle? Perhaps, they will maybe they won't...but one this is certain, if Seattle, Washington's citizens elects their native son to replace the bicycle riding Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle will have yet another reason to celebrate come Christmas 2013! Mr. Harrell's heritage is both Japanese and African American and social justice is a subject near and dear to his heart. If elected, the question is would he be an effective leader?

In my personal opinion, absolutely. In all the conversations, I have had with Mr. Harrell, I never forgot for a moment that he is a powerfully intelligent attorney. Would I say he is an effective attorney? Absolutely. Does he had the ability to listen and understand an issue, then come up with solutions that are realistic, diplomatic and solid? Most definitely. I don't know how the election will turn out this year, however, one thing I do know; with Bruce Harrell in the running for the position of Mayor, Seattle, Washington's citizens have an opportunity to be a part of something that is so much a part of the very essence of Seattle. The essence of democracy, freedom, justice, intelligence, and the soul of innovation and strength at all odds.

That's Seattle, the soul of innovation and the strength to survive and thrive despite diverse odds to the contrary. Would I endorse Bruce Harrell's candidacy for Mayor of Seattle? Completely!

To find out more about Mr. Bruce Harrell, please visit his campaign website at:

Want to know why I support Bruce Harrell and why you should too?

Well, I enjoy homework - hope you do too! Following are some very resourceful links showcasing this political "laywoman's" perspective based on personal experience and public information. Let me know what YOU think...Thanks!

Bruce Harrell's Biography!

Packed house at the Kickoff Party!

Bruce At Work!

Bruce Harrell in the Seattle Community!


Bruce Harrell, Mayor, Mayor Of Seattle, Seattle

Meet the author

author avatar Coletha Albert
I am a native of Texas who has lived in California and Iraq. Currently living in Seattle, WA, USA and author of three books; Hell in Houston, Sunbeams and Carnal.

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