On January 21, Washington State Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced that she is running for Washington’s 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The seat is currently held by Rep. Jim McDermott, who, after 14 terms, announced on January 6 that he would not be seeking reelection.

Jayapal is currently serving her first term in the Washington State Senate, representing the 37th Legislative District, which stretches south from Capitol Hill to Skyway and downtown Renton.

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