On Jan. 4, Bruce Harrell and Kshama Sawant were among those sworn into the Seattle City Council.
Harrell is the new council president. He is Black and of Japanese descent. He chairs the public safety, civil rights, and technology committee.
Sawant is a former software engineer and part-time economics professor. Born in India, Sawant is known for being the first socialist to win a city-wide election since in the 1910s. (end)