The Stranger writes:
State Representative Jessyn Farrell, a Democrat representing Northeast Seattle, plans to resign her House seat to focus on running for mayor.
Farrell announced her decision in an email to reporters and will hold a formal press conference tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the University District Food Bank. Several prominent Democrats, including Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, State Auditor Pat McCarthy, and State Representative Nicole Macri, plan to stand by her side during the appearance.
"With so many issues facing our city—from transportation and education, to homelessness and housing affordability—Seattle needs a mayor who shares our values and has the expertise to bring results," Farrell said in a separate statement. "That's why I've made the decision to resign my seat and fully commit to winning this race."