Cross one Senate Democrat off the list of potential candidates for retiring Rep. Norm Dicks’s seat.
“While I would love the opportunity to one day work for our state in the other Washington, now is not the time,” said Rolfes, a newly appointed senator from Bainbridge Island.
Others considering it include Sens. Jim Hargrove and Tim Sheldon.
Here’s the full statement from Rolfes:
STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CHRISTINE ROLFES
SEATTLE – This morning, State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-23rd District) released the following statement:
“Over the past few days, I’ve been included in the list of potential Democratic contenders for Norm’s seat in Congress
I only recently moved to the State Senate from the House of Representatives, and have things I want to achieve for our community in my position as Senator: stability for our ferry system, strong schools, and a vibrant climate for small businesses.
While I would love the opportunity to one day work for our state in the other Washington, now is not the time. I plan to focus my energy on retaining my State Senate seat in November.”