ELECTION 2020: West Seattleite Lorena González running for state Attorney General

After almost four years in citywide Seattle City Council Position 9, West Seattle-residing Lorena González is running for statewide office. She announced early this morning that she’s seeking the job of state Attorney General, with a campaign video that includes a few West Seattle waterfront backdrops.

González was a civil-rights lawyer before becoming the first Latinx member of the Seattle City Council, elected for a 2-year term in 2015 and then re-elected for a 4-year term in 2017. She is the first high-profile candidate to announce a run for that job regardless of whether a number of other dominoes fall – such as, it had been speculated that if Gov. Jay Inslee (currently running for president) decides next year not to seek re-election, current AG Bob Ferguson might go for the governorship.

10 Replies to "ELECTION 2020: West Seattleite Lorena González running for state Attorney General"

  • SoAdmiralK August 8, 2019 (10:10 am)

    Great news!

  • Quora August 8, 2019 (3:14 pm)

    Not getting my vote. No way. Noah Purcell is in every way more qualified for the position.

  • quora August 8, 2019 (3:16 pm)

    And what’s with that video?

  • The King August 8, 2019 (4:32 pm)

    I hope Ferguson doesn’t end up in the governor race if Inslee exits. The Native Americans in this state have had to deal with politicians personal vendettas for years. Eikenberry and Gorton passed that torch to Ferguson. Leave us alone. 

  • Scarlett August 8, 2019 (6:04 pm)

     She would make a horrible attorney general. She doesn’t even pay attention and city Council meetings. 

  • dsa August 8, 2019 (7:35 pm)

    Noah Purcell would get my vote if he ran.

  • 1994 August 8, 2019 (8:56 pm)

    Ditto on Noah if he jumps into the AG election process. Lorena had some trouble with the democracy voucher thing the other year but that was dismissed because it was a new program. Details!

  • Question Authority August 8, 2019 (11:42 pm)

    She speaks of being this, that and even more but none of it leads to anything but narcissism and self praise.

  • Junction boy August 9, 2019 (12:23 am)

    She has experience in buttering up the police and fire departments and then hosing them when it comes down to their contracts.  Better than the incumbent probably hope she is replaced by someone rational on the council 

  • Quora August 10, 2019 (6:40 am)

    I guess my question is, why would I support her being the State’s top lawyer if her time on the city council has shown to be mostly ineffective?

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