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The KIRO Rundown: Who will replace Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan?

Dec 9, 2020, 8:00 AM

We’ve only just learned this week that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won’t be seeking a second term. But it’s never too early for some irresponsible speculation!

Dori Monson worries the vacant seat might open the door for a “true Marxist.” He did, though, make it clear that he won’t be in running for multiple reasons. For one, he doesn’t live in the city. He also doesn’t want to get involved in politics, especially if he doesn’t think he can win. Try checking in with him in four years when there’s another gubernatorial race.

Gee Scott brought up a couple names, including fellow KIRO Radio host Dave Ross, or former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

Ross was conspicuously silent after his name was brought up, but facetiously brought up someone else.

“Loren Culp is free,” Ross joked. “You want a fresh set of eyes?”

John Curley couldn’t imagine anyone in their right mind would want the job of Seattle mayor. Tom Tangney suggested Durkan could have been dealt an unbelievably unlucky hand, but that doesn’t necessarily mean whoever takes her place will suffer the same.

The KIRO Radio Rundown Podcast collects takes from each KIRO Radio host on the biggest stories of the week and puts them in one place. Released Tuesdays and Thursdays by 7 p.m.

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The KIRO Rundown: Who will replace Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan?