Jessyn Farrell, the third term state representative, is running for Seattle mayor.
“We are in really difficult political times. … I love this city very deeply,” Farrell said in a Friday morning interview. Her primary campaign issues, she explained, will include homelessness, transportation, land use and education. She said she planned to unveil more specifics about her platform over the next several weeks.
Farrell is an attorney and former executive director of the Transportation Choices Coalition. She represents the 46th Legislative District, which consists of Seattle east of Aurora Avenue and north and east of the University District and south of North 145th Street. It also includes Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and part of Bothell. She picked up 64 percent of the vote in the 2012 election, 82 percent in the 2014 race, and was unopposed in 2016.