woman mayor of a major city in America, Bertha Landes (pictured above). Amazingly, now that women mayors are fairly common, not one has served the city since Bertha's single term.
That will change this year as former federal prosecutor Jen Durkan leads a field of three other women after last Tuesday's primary. Durkan, the daughter of a well known state legislator is in a big lead over Cary Moon, with Nikkita Oliver behind by a couple percentage points. Former mayor Mike McGinn and veteran legislator Bob Hasagawa finished far behind the pack.