Rep. Kloba in capitol rotunda

Biography

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.

After holding various advocacy roles in her local PTAs, Representative Kloba was elected to serve as 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 get more involved in her community, serving a four-year term on the Kirkland Park Board, volunteering on park and school bond and levy committees, and serving as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. These experiences led to a desire to be a policy maker. 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.

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).

 

News

  • Governor Inslee signs Rep. Kloba sponsored measure aimed at increasing success in therapeutic courts | News - March 23, 2018
    OLYMPIA –In 2002, the legislature enacted the Therapeutic Courts Act (TCA). The TCA recognizes and encourages the judiciary’s inherent authority to create therapeutic courts employing evidence and research-based best practices. These courts can remove a defendant’s case from criminal court,... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 1st Legislative District lawmakers | News - February 9, 2018
    Who: Rep. Shelley Kloba, Rep. Derek Stanford, and Sen. Guy Palumbo, the 1st Legislative District lawmakers representing part of northeast King County and south Snohomish County, including areas of Kirkland, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. What: Town Hall meeting with... READ MORE
  • Measure extending the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council passes House | News - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA – The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council (ELOC) advises the Governor and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) regarding comprehensive expanded learning opportunities. The ELOC is slated to expire in August of 2019. A bill passed with a... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 1st Legislative District Tele-Town Hall | News - January 22, 2018
    WHO: Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Maltby), Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), Rep. Shelley Kloba (D-Kirkland) WHAT: A live Telephone Town Hall event WHEN: Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. WHY: To give constituents an opportunity to ask question of their lawmakers about issues... READ MORE
  • Update from Olympia! | News - January 19, 2018
    Dear Friends & Neighbors, The 2018 legislative session is well under way and I wanted to this opportunity to update on some issues I am working on this year. I also want to invite all of you to take part... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 132A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7900
    Email Shelley

    District Office:
    19125 Northcreek Parkway
    Bothell, WA 98011
    Phone
    (425) 419-4627

    Legislative Assistant:
    Nora Selander
    Email: Nora.Selander@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Commerce & Gaming (Vice Chair)
    Technology & Economic Development (Vice Chair)
    Transportation

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    jamie.nixon@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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