Mayors of the City of Seattle

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City, and is responsible for ensuring that the laws of the City are enforced, directing and controlling all subordinate officers and agencies, and maintaining the peace and order in the City. Any candidate for the position must be a citizen of the United States, a qualified elector of the State of Washington, and a registered voter of the City of Seattle at the time of filing his/her declaration of candidacy.

Seattle was first incorporated as a town by an act of the Territorial Legislature on January 14, 1865. The act was repealed January 18, 1867, after most of the town's leading citizens filed a petition for dissolution. During its first tenure as an incorporated entity, Seattle was governed by a Board of Trustees and for all of that period the President of the Board was Charles C. Terry.

Mayors, 1948-present

Mayors, 1890-1948

Mayors, 1869-1890

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