Ed Murray Sex Abuse Accuser Reveals Name

Mike Mc Ginn in a 2013 portrait

He said he'd push for a city income tax on the wealthy, knowing it would lead to a court fight.

The man who is accusing Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse decades ago has revealed his name and reportedly wants to tell his story publicly.

Heckard was identified only by his initials in the original lawsuit filed earlier this month against Murray.

She follows closely on the heels of former Mayor Mike McGinn in making her declaration, after he announced his candidacy Monday morning.

Murray has vigorously denied Heckard's claims and told reporters earlier this month that he did not know who "D.H." was after the lawsuit was filed.

At a news conference, Murray said he continues to run the city and his re-election campaign. In 1984, the state Legislature approved a law that prohibits a county, city or city-county from levying a tax on net income. "But the same people who have helped make this city what it is, who have made it so attractive, are the people being pushed out by growth". Despite attempts to stop the project, tunneling began in July 2013. Voters ended up supporting the tunnel, dealing McGinn a significant political blow, though the tunnel boring machine later broke down, causing significant cost overruns. "We have tens of thousands of new jobs in our city and now we need to think about how these big companies can pay to mitigate their effects on this city and keep it liveable for regular working people and small businesses". McGinn said the idea unfairly scapegoated homeless people. Ultimately, Seattle agreed to an independent monitor of the city's police department following a report that found officers routinely used excessive force.

Mayor Murray's campaign released the following statement in response to McGinn's announcement.

The campaign said McGinn was "divisive and confrontational" as mayor.

In a press conference at his Greenwood home this morning, McGinn said he's "really trying to avoid talking about the mayor's legal troubles", but that he "looked at the lay of the land" before announcing.

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