Incumbents face Libertarian challengers in 48th Legislative District

Several classes over the 48th Legislative District look to highlight election season.

Rookie Democratic legislator Vandana Slatter looks to defend her spot in the 48th’s Position 1 against challenger from the Libertarian party Ciaran Dougherty.

Slatter has a campaign website,, and can be reached by email at, while Dougherty can be reached at

Three candidates have filed for the 48th Legislative District’s State Senator position, including incumbent Patty Kuderer, who prefers the Democratic party. Libertarian Michelle Darnell and Independent Democrat Richard Knierim have filed to challenge for the seat.

Kuderer can be reached at or, Darnell at and Knierim at or

The 48th Legislative District covers Medina, Clyde Hill, the northeast half of Bellevue, the south half of Kirkland and most of Redmond.

State Representative Joan McBride represents the district in the House’s Position 2.

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