Tim Burgess becomes 55th mayor of Seattle
SEATTLE -- Tim Burgess became the 55th mayor of Seattle on Monday. The longtime city councilman’s term comes to an end at the end of 2017. But his term will finish with a move from the legislative to the executive branch. “It’s a time of transition here at City Hall. But the people of Seattle need to know the government is open and functioning well on their behalf,” said Burgess.