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Congratulations to all of the winners from the 2015 GeekWire Awards. Thank you to Young Entrepreneur of the year, Gilad Berenstein, for calling Seattle the "single best tech community in the country." 
The Koru team celebrates after winning Startup of the Year. What a night! We had a fantastic time celebrating the region's top tech startups and entreprene
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I applaud the FCC for passing the strongest net neutrality rules in Internet history, a vital decision for not only entrepreneurs, but for the future of our democracy. High-quality, high-speed Internet is essential to an open society and I thank the FCC for allowing municipalities to make local choices about how to increase competition for high-speed Internet that is appropriate for their cities. #NetNeutrality  
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Today I outlined accomplishments we made together last year, along with my vision for Seattle in the years to come. Watch the 2015 State of the City address below, or read the prepared remarks here --> http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murrays-state-of-the-city-speech-as-prepared/#sthash.QmInDonn.dpbs #Seattle   #SEASOTC  
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Incredible! More than 15,000 12s signed the #AlwaysA12 thank you card. The +Seattle Seahawks  have the best fans in the NFL.  
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Join me in sending a big #Seattle thank you to the Seattle Seahawks for an outstanding season by signing the card below, and changing your avatar using the tool at the link.  #12s   #seahawks  
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I am very disappointed by these incidents. They are both concerning to me.

While I support the Chief’s decision yesterday to call for a more comprehensive review of the overall conduct and performance of the officer involved – considering there were two incidents with this officer in the same summer – there appear to be lapses in our protocols. My statement --> http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murrays-statement-on-seattle-police-officer-conduct/#sthash.weh6eEFw.dpuf #Seattle  
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What do you think #Seattle should look like in 2035? Learn more about the 2035 comprehensive plan --> 
Seattle planners look 25 years to the future to prepare for more business, residential growth.
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The SODO arena project just passed another major milestone. #Seattle  
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Today Seattle gets a raise. When our $15 minimum wage is fully phased in, more than 100,000 workers across the city will benefit. Everyone who works in Seattle should be able to afford to live in Seattle. http://murray.seattle.gov/murray-councilmembers-applaud-first-day-of-seattles-new-minimum-wage/#sthash.ooUFfZOM.gzKzU4fB.dpbs
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Watch the 2015 State of the City address live at 2:00 PM today --> http://www.seattle.gov/mayorlive/ #Seattle   #SEASOTC  
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As I said at GeekWire Startup Day, Seattle has what it takes to be a better home to startups than Silicon Valley: Better talent, investors & quality of life. #Seattle 
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at GeekWire Startup Day 2015. Seattle is already a world-renowned technology and innovation hub. But Mayor Ed Murray wants m
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  • City of Seattle
    Mayor, 2014 - present
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Mayor of the City of Seattle
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Mayor Ed Murray took office on January 1, 2014. 

Mayor Ed Murray has represented Seattle's 43rd Legislative District in the legislature since 1995, and until recently served as the Democratic Leader in the State Senate. 


Murray, who lives in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood with his husband and partner of 22 years, Michael Shiosaki, has long been a civil right champion. He was the prime sponsor of Washington State's historic marriage equality law as well as the 2002 Safe Schools bill, which protects sexual minority youth in schools. Murray was also the prime sponsor of a landmark bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation signed into law in 2006. 

One of the most respected and accomplished elected officials in Washington State, Murray has led on a wide range of issues. During his time in the House, he was chair of the Capital Budget Committee, where he drove legislation that doubled funding for low-income housing.

Murray was also chair of the House Transportation Committee, negotiating an end to gridlock on transportation reforms, creating the first new revenue package in 13 years. He followed two years later with another statewide package, including the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. Murray also sponsored landmark legislation matching Washington's car emission standards to the highest in the nation.

Murray's honors include the 2002 Human Rights Campaign Leadership Equality Award; the 2005 Anti-Defamation League's Cal Anderson Award; the 2006 Distinguished Public Service Award from the Washington State Psychological Association; the 2009 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs; and the 2012 Warren G. Magnuson Award.
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