OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Seattle City Council member Lorena Gonzalez on Thursday announced she’s running for attorney general, the latest candidate in a growing Democratic field seeking to succeed incumbent Attorney General Bob Ferguson if he runs for governor.
In a campaign video released Thursday morning, Gonzalez 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.
In an interview Gonzalez said she won’t challenge Ferguson if he decides to run for a third term.