Democratic State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that she plans to move from Lake Forest Park to the part of northwest Seattle that will soon become part of the 32nd Legislative District.
New district boundaries have taken Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and northern outskirts of Kirkland out of the district and brought part of northwest Seattle and the City of Lynnwood into the district, which still will include Shoreline, Woodway, south Edmonds and nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County.
Kagi said that she would make the move in time for the May 14-18 candidate-filing period.
Lake Forest Park and Kenmore will become part of the 46th District along with northeast Seattle. Kagi said in December that she plans to continue to support Lake Forest Park in the Legislature if re-elected to represent the newly drawn 32nd Legislative District.
Kagi has represented the 32nd District for six two-year terms. She said she has been trying to sell her Lake Forest Park home for three years.
“It is a big place for a single woman and her dog,” she said. “It will be a big change, after living in Lake Forest Park for 42 years. I will be very sad to leave many friends and supporters but will stay connected, and will continue to support Lake Forest Park and Kenmore in the legislature.”
Kagi and fellow incumbent Democratic Rep. Cindy Ryu are so far the only declared candidates for the two ballot positions in the 32nd District.