Jenny Durkan

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Jenny Durkan
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Headshot.jpg
56th Mayor of Seattle
Assumed office
November 28, 2017
Preceded byTim Burgess
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington
In office
October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn McKay
Succeeded byAnnette Hayes (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1958-05-19) May 19, 1958 (age 61)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Domestic partnerDana Garvey
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)
University of Washington, Seattle (JD)

Jenny Anne Durkan (born May 19, 1958) is an American politician. She was elected Mayor of Seattle in 2017, becoming its first female mayor since the 1920s and the city's second openly LGBT elected mayor.[1][2][3]

Durkan was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, appointed by President Barack Obama, from October 2009 through September 2014.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Seattle has just elected its first lesbian mayor". November 8, 2017.
  2. Beekman, Daniel (November 7, 2017). "Jenny Durkan defeats Cary Moon to become Seattle's first woman mayor since the 1920s". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. Beekman, Daniel (November 8, 2017). "Cary Moon concedes to Jenny Durkan in Seattle mayoral election". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  4. Jerry Markon and Juliet Eilperin (September 25, 2014). "Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down," Washington Post