Harrell to step down as Seattle mayor, asks City Council to elect new interim mayor
SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Friday he will return to his post of City Council president and will ask the council to elect a member to serve out the term of Ed Murray, who resigned over sexual abuse allegations. Harrell had just been sworn in Wednesday as the city's mayor. Under the City Charter, he had five days in which to decide if he would fill out the remaining term or ask the City Council to choose another member to fill the position. He said he hopes the City Council will vote on Monday to fill the mayor's post.