Mayor Michael Patrick McGinn

Mayor of Seattle

Michael Patrick McGinn was elected the 52nd mayor of Seattle in November of 2009.

Mayor McGinn has been active in politics, law, and environmental advocacy since graduating college. He received his bachelor's degree, in economics, from Williams College in Massachusetts, and then worked for Oregon Democratic Congressman Jim Weaver as a legislative aide. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Law School, he served as president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, where he led campaigns to provide better housing and health benefits for students.

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