UPDATE | Inslee announces re-election bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he will seek another term as governor.

Inslee, who is now serving in his second term as governor, made the announcement in an email to supporters. It followed his decision Wednesday night to end his presidential campaign.

In the announcement, Inslee touted his success in office since he first became governor in 2013, but said there was more work to be done.

“We have provided the nation a road map for innovation, economic growth, and progressive action. And we’re not done yet,” he said in the email to supporters.

“I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and enhancing Washington state’s role as a progressive beacon for the nation,” he said.

“Together, we’ve built an economy that works for working people,” he added. “Washington has raised the minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation, provided paid sick leave for every worker, and created a best-in-the-nation paid family leave program. We were the first state to protect net neutrality, and we have passed the most sweeping package of voting rights laws in the nation.”

Inslee also noted “historic investments in public schools, teacher pay, and infrastructure,” adding, “We’ve made incredible progress together, but there’s much more to do. Make no mistake — we will not be resting on our laurels. We fully intend for Washington’s future to be every bit as dynamic, innovative, and inclusive as its past.”

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