Seattle will vote Tuesday in an unusual mayoral runoff election pitting top Republican vote-getter Jenny Durkan against Democrat Cary Moon. Ms. Durkan is the front-runner, although her closest competitor, Ms. Moon, has been within striking distance throughout the race.
After the debate Tuesday night, which was hosted by the Seattle Times and moderated by Today Show host Willie Geist, Ms. Durkan labeled her opponent, a City Council member, as someone who voted against raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“She voted to oppose the people who needed the most help,” Ms. Durkan said.
But Ms. Moon argued that the city should support businesses by raising the minimum wage even higher.
“There are a number of really strong points from both candidates to shore up our economy and create more good jobs in the city,” Ms. Moon said. “I believe in having a livable wage and a livable wage that enables us to invest in our kids.”