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It is my honor to represent you in the State House of Representatives!

In my short time, I have been hard at work representing you in Olympia and standing up for opportunity and the highest quality of life for all our residents.

I am a public school parent, biotech professional, and community leader who will work hard to bring a collaborative, data-driven approach to deliver real results.

Please join my campaign so that we can shape the future of this amazing region - together!

Thank you,
Vandana



Campaign News

The Times recommends: Vandana Slatter for 48th district House seat

October 07, 2017

VANDANA Slatter has already proven herself a capable representative for the 48th Legislative District, since being appointed to the state House earlier this year. She should be elected in November.

The Democrat from Bellevue, who represents parts of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland and other cities along the Lake Washington shore, already has successfully sponsored two bills. One measure enlarges the osteopathic medicine board, and the other improves data collection on teacher education programs.

Slatter has a long and varied civic resume. She brought a fresh perspective to the Bellevue City Council, where she got involved in international trade, resource management, transportation and youth, before moving on to the state Legislature.”

Slatter, a health-care and biotech professional, is employing her expertise by serving on health and technology and education committees. In time, she should grow a stronger voice in Olympia, even though she says she prefers to be more of a workhorse than a show horse.

Slatter has a long and varied civic resume. She brought a fresh perspective to the Bellevue City Council, where she got involved in international trade, resource management, transportation and youth, before moving on to the state Legislature.

Slatter was appointed to serve after Patty Kuderer was appointed to the state Senate to replace Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib. The Seattle Times editorial board also recommends the capable Kuderer to retain her job in the Senate.

The Republican Party did not nominate a candidate to oppose either Slatter or Kuderer, in what used to be considered a swing district.

Voters should choose Slatter and send her back to Olympia. Read more.

Let’s Vote!

August 01, 2017

It has been my honor to serve the 48th district as your State Representative!

I understand there could be some confusion about which position to vote for with my appointment to the State House in January. Please vote for the position on your ballot — Vandana Slatter for State Representative.

And please be sure to get your ballot in! Ballots must be postmarked by today or dropped in a Ballot Drop Box by 8pm tonight. Check out the list of drop box locations here.

Thank you!

WSLC endorses Slatter in special election

May 15, 2017

(May 15, 2017) — At its quarterly meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted to endorse several candidates running in special legislative elections this fall. The state’s largest labor organization, representing the interests of some 450,000 rank-and-file union members in Washington, is recommending the following candidates for election:

LD 37 Senate — Rebecca Saldaña

LD 45 Senate — Manka Dhingra

LD 48 Senate — Patty Kuderer

LD 48 Representative — Vandana Slatter

In the coming months, the WSLC will be discussing important legislative issues with union members in those districts and explaining why these endorsed candidates have earned labor’s support. Manka Dhingra’s race in the 45th Legislative District is especially important because her election would create a worker-friendly majority in the Senate and may end the partisan legislative logjam that has stymied progressive legislation in recent years.

For information on labor-endorsed candidates in this fall’s county, city and municipal elections, contact your area Central Labor Council.

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State Rep. Vandana Slatter Announces Campaign to Retain 48th LD Seat

May 06, 2017

State Rep. Vandana Slatter Announces Campaign to Retain 48th LD Seat

Slatter enters the campaign with the support of Attorney General Ferguson and Bellevue Firefighters

State Representative Vandana Slatter, former Bellevue City Councilmember, biotechnology professional, and community leader today announced her campaign to retain the 48th LD seat. Slatter was appointed in January 2017 to the State House position, representing all or parts of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Clyde Hill, Medina, and the Points communities, after the previous Representative, Patty Kuderer, was appointed to the State Senate.

In Olympia, Slatter serves on the Education, Health Care & Wellness, and Technology & Economic Development Committees. She has worked to ensure our state is meeting its paramount duty of fully funding education. She has also introduced legislation that supports children facing the overwhelming hardships of homelessness, and to improve collection of higher education and teacher preparation data to better serve kids. A health care leader, Slatter has also worked to provide quality and comprehensive health care for everyone in our community.

“It has been an honor to serve as your State Representative, and to meet so many engaged constituents from the diverse, vibrant and innovative 48th District,” said Slatter. “I am proud of my contributions in these busy past months of the Legislative Session, but there is still much to accomplish. I look forward to continuing to advocate for health, education, and opportunity for our Washington families.”

Slatter is endorsed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who said, “In a short time, Vandana has proven herself to be a thoughtful and dedicated representative willing to speak up, stand up, and deliver on our shared values. We need her leadership in Olympia.”

In addition to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Slatter is endorsed by Bellevue Firefighters, State Senator Patty Kuderer, State Representative Joan McBride, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib, County Executive Dow Constantine, and County Councilmember Claudia Balducci.

As a Bellevue City Councilmember, Slatter worked to protect affordable housing, advance public safety capabilities and infrastructure, and improve transportation services. A data-driven, solutions-oriented community leader, Slatter was appointed to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2007, served as a Trustee of the Children’s Institute for Learning Differences and the Overlake Hospital Foundation, and served on the NARAL Pro-Choice WA Board. Prior to her election to Bellevue City Council, she completed the first Bellevue Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training with other neighborhood leaders, and worked with organizations that build community through support of urban green spaces and social entrepreneurship.

Slatter graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Masters of Public Administration. She lives with her husband and son in Northeast Bellevue.

For more information, please visit www.VandanaSlatter.com.