State senator, 58 years old
If you're tired of the politics of attack, if you're tired of the politics of division, if you want to show the rest of the state that progressives can come together and accomplish things, then I'm your candidate. —Ed Murray
Hire new chief
Murray's first move would be to restructure the police-chief search process, so that fewer people are involved in the selection.
Use Sound Transit plan
Murray supports light rail, but wants to expand it regionally through Sound Transit. That means a 2016 regional ballot measure would fund any major Seattle expansion.
Murray says the council made the right decision to close Nickelsville. Tent encampments, he said, are not ideal.
OK as affordable housing
Murray supports them, but thinks the city should determine where it wants them and impose regulations on developers.
Murray says a basketball arena would not have been his first priority as mayor, but he thinks it's a good opportunity for Seattle. If elected, he would focus on protecting taxpayer money and managing traffic in the Sodo area.
Murray supports the new rates and hours, but thinks Seattle should continue to look at data to determine whether they are working well.
Washington Conservation Voters, Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce), The Seattle Times editorial board, Planned Parenthood, Seattle Council Member Tim Burgess, former King County Executive Ron Sims, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes,The Seattle Times editorial board