Video: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Inauguration
After oath of office, Seattle mayor Ed Murray committed himself to a new progressive era in wage equality, housing affordability and reforms of the Seattle Police Department
January 6, 2014 - Ed Murray - a veteran of almost two decades in the Washington state legislature - stressed Seattle's global reputation for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in his inaugural remarks, saying that city's economic success is not at odds with his administration's commitment to redressing wage disparity, housing affordability and public transportation. He advocated a pragmatic path for both seizing opportunities for continued growth and for fully embracing federally-mandated reforms to the Seattle Police Department. Seattle's first openly gay mayor, Murray credited his success to the city's tradition of progressive politics.