House leader Kessler won't seek re-election
One of the state Legislature's top lawmakers has announced her retirement. House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, told House members...
OLYMPIA — One of the state Legislature's top lawmakers has announced her retirement.
House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, told House members early Tuesday morning that she will not run for re-election this fall. Kessler has been in the Legislature for 18 years and served in the majority leadership team for about a decade.
As majority leader, Kessler is the second-ranking Democrat in the state House. She represents a conservative, rural, blue-collar Democratic district, and says she worked to bridge the divide between rural and urban Washington.
Kessler has been a leader on open government issues in the Legislature. She serves on the state's "Sunshine Committee," which examines state open-government policies.
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