In a press release issued this afternoon, Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel announced she will not seek a second term as mayor.
She has been rumored for some time to be considering a run for county commissioner, to try and capture the seat being left vacant by Jan Angel's surprise announcement this past Friday that she wouldn't seek a third term.
However, Abel told me this evening that she hasn't made a decision on doing running for commissioner — and doesn't intend to make one in the near future. She was careful to not rule out the possibility, and did say she might revisit the commissioner's race as the time got closer. But she also stated there were other opportunities that she would like to explore as well, besides being an elected official.
More as it develops...