Lorena González concedes Seattle mayor’s race; Harrell wins

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle City Council President Lorena González has conceded the mayor’s race, after an updated vote tally on Thursday showed former Council President Bruce Harrell with an insurmountable lead. In a statement, González said she had called Harrell to congratulate him and wish him luck. The 63-year-old Harrell was elected with strong support from the business community and will be the city’s first Asian American and second Black mayor. González is one of three candidates — along with city attorney hopeful Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and City Council candidate Nikkita Oliver — who stumbled in the election after endorsing leftist prescriptions for addressing homelessness, policing and public safety.