Oftentimes, there are cases of immigrants like Vandana Slatter, a Washington state representative who waited until she could afford to quit her job and her son was out of high school before she ran for the Bellevue City Council. Until December of 2016, Councilmembers made $19,800 a year, as salary had not increased for 16 years. The salaries increased in 2017, to $28,728.
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Kirkland Reporter: South Asian organizations look to take political action and advocacy to the next levelJuly 12, 2018
The Kirkland Reporter writes:
Another politician in attendance for Sunday’s festivities was Washington State Rep. Vandana Slatter. Slatter is a representative for Washington’s 48th Legislative District and took the time to speak about issues that ethnically diverse communities face in modern day society and what it’s going to take to create change during such a pivotal time period.
“Our democracy is based on participation,” Slatter said. “When their are groups like this who are interested in being part of the political process and being part of their government… That’s what I look for.”
Sen. Dhingra, Reps. Slatter and Pellicciotti speak out in support of Washington lawsuitJune 25, 2018
Washington State Wire writes:
State Senator Manka Dhingra (D-Kirkland) and Representatives Vandana Slatter ( D-Bellevue) and Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) reacted to Governor Inslee and AG Ferguson’s announcement Thursday that Washington will sue the Trump Administration for the effects of its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. The three lawmakers attended the press conference in SeaTac on Thursday to demonstrate support for the action and reiterated that support, condemnation of the immigration policy, and called for families to be reunited in statements to the Washington State Wire. Read More
Washington State Wire: A conversation with Rep. Slatter on the Future of Work Task ForceJune 1, 2018
Washington State Wire writes:
Last week, House Democrats announced the appointment of Representative Vandana Slatter to the Future of Work Task Force. Three other legislators, six business representatives, and six labor representatives will also join Slatter on the task force.
Slatter represents the 48th legislative district which includes Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland. She says that her experience representing a district with large tech and construction sectors, combined with her over 20 years of experience in the biotech industry, makes this work force particularly important to her.
Rep. Slatter says that one of the first priorities of the task force will be to find key trends in the changing work force and identify the information that needs to be collected.
Bellevue High School junior Bridget Conroy listed off a series of sobering statistics in front of hundreds of her peers at the school’s courtyard Wednesday morning.
“Twenty-six people were killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook,” she said, referencing the country’s most deadly school shooting. “Seventeen people were killed at the massacre at Stoneman Douglas. Since this year began, there have been 19 school shootings. Since Sandy Hook, 1,607 school shootings have occurred.”
Conroy and the hundreds of other Bellevue students were among a National School Walkout movement that took place across the United States the morning of March 14, the one month anniversary of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida school shooting in which 17 were killed by a lone gunman. Read More
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.” Read More
Let’s Vote!August 1, 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.
WSLC endorses Slatter in special electionMay 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
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. Read More