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Seattle Councilwoman Lorena González announces bid for attorney general

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SEATTLE -- Lorena González, a former civil rights attorney and one of two at-large members of the Seattle City Council, is running for state attorney general.

González, the first Latina ever elected to an at-large council seat, made the announcement early 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. He's 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 time frame on when he'll make that decision.

González addressed the Ferguson issue on Twitter, noting that she won't run against Ferguson if he decides to seek another term as AG.

She called Ferguson a "good friend" who has "served our state well."

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