Judge reaffirms allowing Seattle mayor recall petition

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge who ruled earlier this month that a recall petition against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan could move ahead is holding to that decision. The Seattle Times reports King County Superior Court Judge Mary E. Roberts on Wednesday denied a motion by Durkan that asked Roberts to reconsider her July 10 ruling. The mayor could appeal to a higher court, but the ruling marks a another legal win for Durkan’s opponents in what would be a long process to oust her from office in a special recall election. On July 10, Roberts dismissed six charges made by the petitioners as insufficient grounds for a recall but allowed a seventh charge to advance.