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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.


  • What can Republicans and Democrats agree on? | - February 7, 2018
    I had a great time joining Travis Mayfield of Q13 along with my colleague Rep. Andrew Barkis, for some coffee ans a chat about what Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
  • Millions in construction projects to benefit the 48th LD after capital budget passage | News - January 18, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Last year, the Legislature adjourned without a capital budget for the first time in history, which resulted in stalled projects and thousands of jobs lost. Today the House passed the much delayed capital budget with a 95-1 vote.... READ MORE
  • Eastside legislators receive the Arc of King County Inclusion Award | News - July 17, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Joan McBride (D-48th, Kirkland) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45th, Kirkland) were honored in a ceremony Thursday, July 13, for their legislative work supporting people with developmental disabilities. Both legislators received the Arc of King County Inclusion Award... READ MORE
  • State House OKs bills to streamline public records process | News - March 9, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • 48th Legislative District Town Hall | News - March 6, 2017
    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... READ MORE
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