Seattle Met: Jessyn Farrell Resigns as State Legislator, Will Focus on Mayor’s Race

Seattle Met writes:

“It is with a heavy heart that I do this. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the 46th district in the last five years in Olympia,” Farrell said at the University District Food Bank on Wednesday afternoon. “At the same time, I’m excited to bring the track record and the skills I have to the truly urgent issues that we face in the city.”

Farrell—a former director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, a progressive who appeals to urbanists and environmentalists and has garnered support from Democratic state and local lawmakers—could make it through the primary. Her ability to raise money just gave her another competitive edge. She was joined at her press conference Wednesday by two state representatives (Nicole Macri and Noel Frame), lieutenant governor Cyrus Habib, state auditor Pat McCarthy, and council member Rob Johnson. 

“I know Jessyn well,” Johnson said Wednesday. “I know she’s got the policy chops and the political skill to be able to continue the work that we have started at the city to really make sure we’re building affordable housing near our transit centers.”

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