Welcome!


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

Op-Ed: You walked — now run

February 16, 2017

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.

Read the full op-ed here.

Slatter resigns from Bellevue City Council as she takes 48th District seat

January 10, 2017

The Bellevue Reporter writes:

After a whirlwind week of legislative positions opening up and being filled, Vandana Slatter is ready to get to work.

Slatter — the newly-appointed representative of the 48th Legislative District — resigned her position on the Bellevue City Council Monday night before she heads to Olympia.

She was appointed to the representative role after Rep. Patty Kuderer was appointed to fill the 48th’s Senate seat, vacated by Cyrus Habib after his election to the lieutenant governor position.

“With the size of Bellevue’s economy, I do not believe I’d have the bandwidth to do both jobs,” Slatter said. “I’m honored to serve in this new capacity, and support Bellevue in this new capacity, as well as Kirkland and Redmond.”

Read the entire article here.

Bellevue Councilwoman Vandana Slatter Ascends To State House

January 06, 2017

Bellevue Patch writes:

The King County Council on Thursday selected two local legislators to fill two vacancies in the 48th Legislative District.

To replace newly elected Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, the council chose state Rep. Patty Kuderer, D-Clyde Hill. That selection leaves Kuderer’s seat open, so the council chose Bellevue Councilwoman Vandana Slatter to fill it.

Read the entire post here.

We did it!

November 14, 2015

We did it! A week after the election, our margin (694 votes = +3.11 %) and the number of ballots remaining to be counted, make it clear….We won!

I congratulate Michelle on a great race, and look forward to working with her as she continues to serve on the Planning Commission. I thank her for her thoughtful concession this past Saturday.

With the low voter turnout, your vote and your hard work truly went a long way in determining the outcome of a close race. I am so thankful to each and every one of you. You all made this victory possible with; every ballot cast, every volunteer hour, every endorsement, every donation and every conversation you had with your friends and neighbors. It all came together to make the difference.

There are two people without whose support I would never have stepped into the ring. My amazing husband, Greg and wonderful son, Quinn. Your presence and strength lift me up every day.

Special thanks to my remarkable and intrepid campaign team: Alex, Abbot, Christian, Erin, Katherine and Taemin. It was a privilege to work with you.

Bellevue is a wonderful city, and democracy is a dialogue–a conversation between members of a shared community, to make a difference. I believe our campaign had momentum because, at its core, there was the belief that everyone in Bellevue should have a chance to build a future here and enjoy it for a lifetime. Together, we can find solutions to the challenges that our city will face.

I am filled with gratitude today and I cannot tell you how much your support has meant to me. This has been a long road and an incredible journey. Now, we have just reached the beginning!

My very best to you,

Vandana

P.S. The campaign has some minimal campaign debt to retire. Thank you for any contributions to help us close out these costs.