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).
Click here to read Rep. Shelley Kloba’s end of session newsletter for the 2018 legislative session.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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