Mayor Ed Murray greets kids at the unveling of a playground on May 20.
Mayor Ed Murray greets kids at the unveiling of a playground in May. City of Seattle

The Mayor of Seattle:

Oh my god, the President just mentioned me and Seattle by name in his speech! - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Facebook, 2:46 p.m. on 6/19/2015

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Oh my god! And it was about pre-K! Don't tell pre-Murray pre-K champion Tim Burgess!

We're working with many of you to help working families down the road with skills and education they need. Seattle, a city with a Democratic mayor, Ed Murray, just passed universal pre-k. Indianapolis, a city with a Republican Mayor, Greg Ballard, is starting citywide preschool scholarships. 34 states have increased funding for preschool as well, which means more young people getting enrichment that can pay off over a lifetime. - President Barack Obama speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 6/19/2015