A longtime resident of Kirkland, Representative Shelley Kloba’s journey to the state legislature started as a parent advocate for a public education that truly meets the needs of our children and communities.
Upon joining her local PTA, Representative Kloba worked her way to becoming the Washington State PTA Legislative Director. Throughout her time in the PTA, Representative Kloba was able to gain invaluable experience working with policy makers to bring about meaningful change. This experience inspired Representative Kloba to become one of those policy makers. She was appointed to the Kirkland City Council before being elected in November 2013. On the Council, Representative Kloba stood for a responsible and responsive budget that made key investments to maintain Kirkland’s high quality of life while planning for the region’s future.
While serving as a councilmember, Representative Kloba was actively involved in supporting kids and families on the Eastside Human Services Forum, the King County Domestic Violence Initiative, the King County Cities Climate Collaboration, and the King County Board of Health. Additionally, she served a four-year term on the Kirkland Park Board, volunteered on park and school bond and levy committees, and served as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.
In November 2016, Representative Kloba was elected to her first term in the State House of Representatives, where she serves as vice-chair of the Commerce & Gaming and the Technology & Economic Development committees, as well as serving on the Transportation Committee.
Representative Shelley Kloba graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Kinesiology (1990) and from the Seattle Massage School with Honors (1996).
OLYMPIA – House Democrats proposed a “Families First” budget Monday that fully funds basic education, supports families and children, and continues the progress to give students and families relief from rising college tuition costs. “This budget puts families and children...
The legislators of the 1st Legislative District will host a town hall meeting on Sunday, March 12, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The location is Mobius Hall, at the UW Bothell/Cascadia campus. Sen. Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby, and Reps. Derek Stanford, D-Bothell,...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives voted today to establish a Bicyclist Safety Advisory Council, which would analyze data on bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries throughout the state and identify opportunities for safety improvements. “By creating this council,...
Dear friends and neighbors, Much has happened since we were last in touch. Over the past weeks, I began my work advancing our community by introducing several pieces of legislation. These include measures to better finance park and recreation projects that...
Sen. Guy Palumbo (D – Maltby) and Reps. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell) and Shelley Kloba (D – Kirkland) have jointly released the following statement on the recent federal executive order pertaining to refugees and immigrants: “The legislators of the 1st...
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