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Joan represents the 48th Legislative District, which includes Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue and the point cities. She formerly served as the Kirkland Mayor and on the City Council. A longtime Eastside leader, Joan has served on the boards of the Kirkland Performance Center, Friends of Youth, Kirkland Arts Center, Feet First, Together Center, Kirkland Interfaith Network, Washington Bikes, and on several local the PTAs. Prior to her service to the City of Kirkland, Joan worked in non-profit development and community relations. Joan recently married her partner of 14 years; together they enjoy a large extended family including their first grandchild.
From the Everett Herald: OLYMPIA — An effort aimed at making it smoother though potentially more costly to obtain public records has cleared a critical legislative hurdle. The state House has approved two bills that would allow collection of new...
Who: State Sen. Patty Kuderer, State Rep. Joan McBride, and State Rep. Vandana Slatter (48th Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting When: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, March 11th Where: Redmond City Hall, City Council Chambers Why: To meet with constituents to discuss issues and...
The members of the Washington State Legislature’s LGBT caucus jointly released the following statement on Washington’s commitment to ensuring all students have the right to a discrimination-free environment: “Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, was both clear and firm in...
The members of the Washington State Legislature’s LGBT caucus jointly released the following statement on the state Supreme Court’s decision in Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers: “This morning, our state’s highest court unanimously confirmed discrimination is always wrong. While Washington’s constitution...
Following months of meetings with state, city and county officials, media representatives, citizens and open-government advocates, Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Joan McBride, D-Kirkland, introduced two pieces of legislation Tuesday intended to reduce abusive, vexatious public records requests, while preserving government...
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