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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.


  • Bipartisan legislation seeks to reduce vexatious public records requests while preserving transparency, access | News - January 25, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • 48th Legislative District Town Hall | News - January 20, 2017
    Who: State Sen. Patty Kuderer, State Rep. Joan McBride, and State Rep. Vandana Slatter (48th Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting When: 10:00 – 11:30 AM Saturday, January 28th Where: Redmond City Hall, City Council Chambers Why: To meet with constituents to discuss issues and answer... READ MORE
  • Rep. McBride receives City Legislative Champion award | News - June 30, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) received the City Legislative Champions Award from the Association of Washington Cities. “As a former mayor, I know very well the hard work that goes into running a functioning municipality,” McBride said. “I’m honored... READ MORE
  • Rep. McBride named a Washington Housing Hero | News - April 12, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) has earned the Housing Hero Award from the Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA) based on her tireless work in the legislature on housing related issues. “I’m humbled by the recognition of the Washington Low-Income... READ MORE
  • 48th LD Lawmakers to host town hall meeting and telephone town hall | News - February 17, 2016
    OLYMPIA – As the legislature prepares to make critical decisions on education, and the state’s operating and capital budgets, the 48th Legislative District delegation will host one live town hall meeting and one telephone town hall conversation in order to... READ MORE
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