McGinn likely to seek second term as mayor

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn plans an announcement Wednesday afternoon about his political future, and it’s expected he’ll say he’s seeking re-election, with three big-name opponents already waiting to challenge him.

Now that he is the incumbent, McGinn’s campaign is likely to be less a homespun operation than it was in 2009. He’s already hired some professional staff members for a campaign. Still, McGinn said he will focus on impressing individual voters rather than groups.

Other possible candidates include state Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess and former City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck. former King County Executive Ron Sims and City Councilmember

— The Seattle Times