Ortiz-Self plans campaign kick-off Thursday

Democratic State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self plans to kick off her campaign for her first full term in the legislature at an event at Scott’s Bar and Grill in Edmonds on Thursday.

Ortiz-Self will meet supporters from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott’s at 8115 Lake Ballinger Way across the street from the Aurora Village shopping center.

Ortiz-Self won appointment to the State House of Representatives in January to replace Marko Liias, who was appointed to the State Senate.

Ortiz-Self has no announced opponent now that Republican Jeffrey Thorp has withdrawn his candidacy.

Candidates file for office May 12-16.

The 21st District includes most of Edmonds, unincorporated areas north of Edmonds and Lynnwood and northeast of Lynnwood, all of Mukilteo and part of south Everett.

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