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April 18, 2017

McGinn says he's ‘mellowed' and wants to be mayor again

  • Mike McGinn said he's concerned about housing costs: ‘We can't let this city become a San Francisco.'
    Associated Press

    Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said Monday he's running for the city's top job again because Seattle's booming economy risks making it “an enclave for the wealthy.”

    McGinn, who was mayor from 2010-2014, is challenging incumbent Ed Murray, who defeated him in 2013. Murray, who led the push to increase Seattle's minimum wage to $15 an hour and has emerged as a critic of President Donald Trump's policies, was not expected to face serious competition for re-election.

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