Seattle mayor-elect promises progress

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan said in a statement Wednesday that the hard work of delivering progress in the Pacific Northwest’s largest city starts today.

She said, “I am honored that the voters have given me this great opportunity, but with the honor comes a deep responsibility.” A second batch of ballots showed her maintaining a 20-point lead in the all mail-in election.

Her opponent Cary Moon conceded the race Wednesday afternoon and said she had called Durkan to congratulate her.

Durkan defeated Moon to become the first female mayor of the city since Bertha Knight Landes was elected in 1926.