Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in support of her colleague and friend, Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) not seeking re-election in 2019:
“Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure and honor of serving the people of Seattle alongside Councilmember Rob Johnson on a variety of different issues, including the development of the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, and as Co-Chairs to the Council’s Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability Committee.
“Councilmember Johnson is the Council’s leader on transit and development issues amidst the City’s exponential growth. This includes his efforts to help pass a light rail measure in 2016, and shepherding through critical land use and zoning changes in the densest neighborhoods throughout our City to make way for more affordable housing for families and their kids.
“His commitment to ensuring that every constituent in our City has an entry to equitable educational opportunities, multi-modal transit access and housing affordability will forever be remembered.
“Although I will miss his thoughtful, deliberative and principled approach to governance, the legacy of his term will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark that will be celebrated in the years to come. The people of Seattle, both in and out of his district, have been, and will continue to be, well-served by Councilmember Johnson. I look forward to working another year with Councilmember Johnson and his staff.
“Thank you for your public service and friendship, Rob.”