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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.
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(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
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.
Vandana and and fellow Representative Judy Clibborn (41st District) write in the Bellevue Reporter:
Across Washington state, thousands of women, families of diverse communities and members of the LGBTQ community, recently took to the streets in a peaceful protest to stand up for equality, civil and women’s rights and religious freedom.
It was an inspiring day, but one we can all agree must be followed by longer-term action.
As the female majority of the Democratic Caucus in the Washington state House of Representatives — one of only four women-dominated chambers in the country — we have a request of you: run for public office.
The Bellevue Reporter writes:
Former Bellevue City Council member Vandana Slatter was chosen that same day to fill Kuderer’s House seat. Their appointments make history as the first time the 48th District has been represented by two women.