Jenny Durkan isn’t going to run for reelection. It’s not something I am going to shed a tear about.
One thing that strikes me, generally, is how many mayors are not good at mayoring. In Seattle every mayor since Rice has either lost the election or left at or before the end of their first term.
Nationally, I was struck during the Presidential primary how many of the candidates had been mayors and not a lot of successful ones. Other than Booker, they all seemed like either they were forgettable or bad mayors. Even people who did well in other jobs. Maybe there are different standards we hold mayors to, or maybe it’s the job.
Anyway, wash your hands right now.