Queen Anne & Magnolia News: Farrell leaves legislature with belief she can best enact progressive solutions as mayor

Queen Anne & Magnolia News writes:

Leaving her position as a state representative was a difficult decision for Jessyn Farrell.

“I have loved being in the Legislature, and I have loved the opportunity to serve the residents of the 46th District,” she said, “but I have also been seeing really significant changes coming to my district.”

Among the changes, an increasing number of local schools with Title I status, meaning at least half of their students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

“That’s because people who are housing-vulnerable have a hard time living in the city, and I really believe that the best way to serve my constituents right now in the time of an affordability crisis, with major transportation stresses and with our homelessness crisis is to be the mayor, and to really use the skills and track record and progressive values that I share with the rest of the city to get some solutions in place on these issues.”

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Leaving her position as a state representative was a difficult decision for Jessyn Farrell.

“I have loved being in the Legislature, and I have loved the opportunity to serve the residents of the 46th District,” she said, “but I have also been seeing really significant changes coming to my district.”

Among the changes, an increasing number of local schools with Title I status, meaning at least half of their students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

“That’s because people who are housing-vulnerable have a hard time living in the city, and I really believe that the best way to serve my constituents right now in the time of an affordability crisis, with major transportation stresses and with our homelessness crisis is to be the mayor, and to really use the skills and track record and progressive values that I share with the rest of the city to get some solutions in place on these issues.”

- See more at: http://www.queenannenews.com/Content/News/Homepage-Rotating-Articles/Article/Farrell-leaves-legislature-with-belief-she-can-best-enact-progressive-solutions-as-mayor/26/538/39305#sthash.tlmQnrIY.dpuf

Leaving her position as a state representative was a difficult decision for Jessyn Farrell.

“I have loved being in the Legislature, and I have loved the opportunity to serve the residents of the 46th District,” she said, “but I have also been seeing really significant changes coming to my district.”

Among the changes, an increasing number of local schools with Title I status, meaning at least half of their students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

“That’s because people who are housing-vulnerable have a hard time living in the city, and I really believe that the best way to serve my constituents right now in the time of an affordability crisis, with major transportation stresses and with our homelessness crisis is to be the mayor, and to really use the skills and track record and progressive values that I share with the rest of the city to get some solutions in place on these issues.”

- See more at: http://www.queenannenews.com/Content/News/Homepage-Rotating-Articles/Article/Farrell-leaves-legislature-with-belief-she-can-best-enact-progressive-solutions-as-mayor/26/538/39305#sthash.tlmQnrIY.dpuf

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