Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement about his decision against seeking re-election in 2019:
“With the goal of respectful transparency and a desire to hold the door open for those who might be interested in running for the District 4 seat, I have announced my decision to not seek re-election next year.
“By working closely with constituents, community partners, my dedicated staff, and Council colleagues I am proud of what we have been able to achieve. The passage of Sound Transit 3, Housing, and our Families, Education, Preschool & Promise levies, Mandatory Housing Affordability, equitable development funding for new affordable housing, #fix65, a new Seattle Arena and a renovated Magnuson Park Community Center are some of the highlights, and I look forward to working just as hard with them in 2019 as I have in my three years prior to make Seattle a more affordable, livable, and transit-connected city.
“While this job has been more humbling and rewarding than I ever could have anticipated back when I took office in 2016, I look forward to spending more time with my family, being an active PTSA member at my girls’ school, and staying active in the civic life of the special city we call home.”