Seattle City Council member Lorena González announces AG run

Current Attorney General Bob Ferguson has indicated interest in running for governor next year.

Seattle City Council member Lorena González

Seattle City Council member Lorena González

Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Seattle City Council member Lorena González has announced she’s running for attorney general.

In a campaign video released Thursday morning, González cited her experience as a second-term at-large member of the city council and her previous work as a civil rights attorney.

Not mentioned in the video is fellow Democrat Bob Ferguson, the incumbent attorney general. Ferguson has indicated interest in running for governor next year and he is one of a handful of candidates who are in a holding pattern awaiting a decision from Gov. Jay Inslee, who has not taken seeking re-election to a third term off the table. Inslee, who is currently in the midst of a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has not given a timeframe on when he’ll make that decision.

Unlike other potential attorney general candidates who are already raising money but say they won’t run if Ferguson ends up seeking re-election to his current post, González is making no such promises.

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