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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.


  • 2018 End of Session Newsletter from Rep. McBride | - May 9, 2018
    Click here to read Rep. Joan McBride’s end of session newsletter for the 2018 session. 
  • Inslee Signs Nation’s 1st Law Banning Food Packaging Chemicals | - March 22, 2018
    From Oregon Public Broadcasting – “…Perfluorinated chemicals are used to make paper food packaging nonstick. They’re found in things like microwave popcorn bags, fast-food wrappers and pizza boxes. Rep. Joan McBride, D-Kirkland, sponsored the bill.“Potentially those little pieces of paper wrapping... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY – 48th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall | News - March 19, 2018
    Who: Sen. Patty Kuderer, Rep. Joan McBride, and Rep. Vandana Slatter – The 48th Legislative District legislators representing parts of King County including part of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and all of Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point. What:... READ MORE
  • House passes McBride sponsored bill addressing the use of dangerous chemicals in food packaging | News - February 13, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Perfluorinated chemicals are found in fast food wrappers, microwave popcorn, and butter wrappers. They get into the food we eat, and they get into our bodies. Health concerns for these chemicals range from cancer and developmental toxicity, to... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 48th Legislative District Lawmakers | News - February 12, 2018
    Who: Rep Joan McBride, Rep. Vandana Slatter, and Sen. Patty Kuderer, the 48th Legislative District lawmakers representing part of eastern King County, including areas of Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond. What: Town hall meeting with 48th Legislative District constituents. When: 10:30... READ MORE
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