Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s sister looks to join her in Congress

Pramila Jayapal’s sister, State Sen. Pramila Kumar, is running for Washington State’s 8th Congressional District seat in the 2020 election. Under Washington state’s top-two system, Kumar could face off against her sister in a primary, as they are both running for the same seat. Rep. Jayapal was first elected in 2016 and has served a two year term. Her sister recently announced her candidacy for the seat, citing her experience in state government and her desire to serve her local from Congress. It is unclear at this point what Rep. Jayapal’s plans are for re-election.