State Rep. Vandana Slatter, former Bellevue City Council member, biotechnology professional and community leader recently announced her campaign to retain the 48th Legislative District seat. Slatter was appointed in January to the State House position, representing all or parts of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Clyde Hill, Medina and the Points communities, after the previous Representative, Patty Kuderer, was appointed to the state Senate.
In Olympia, Slatter serves on the Education, Health Care and Wellness, and Technology and Economic Development Committees. She has worked to ensure our state is meeting its paramount duty of fully funding education. She has also introduced legislation that supports children facing the overwhelming hardships of homelessness, and to improve collection of higher education and teacher preparation data to better serve kids. A health care leader, Slatter has also worked to provide quality and comprehensive health care for everyone in our community.
“It has been an honor to serve as your state representative, and to meet so many engaged constituents from the diverse, vibrant and innovative 48th District,” Slatter said in a press release. “I am proud of my contributions in these busy past months of the legislative session, but there is still much to accomplish. I look forward to continuing to advocate for health, education and opportunity for our Washington families.”
Slatter is endorsed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who said in the press release, “In a short time, Vandana has proven herself to be a thoughtful and dedicated representative willing to speak up, stand up, and deliver on our shared values. We need her leadership in Olympia.”
In addition to Ferguson, Slatter is endorsed by Bellevue firefighters, Sen. Patty Kuderer, Rep. Joan McBride, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib, County Executive Dow Constantine, and County Councilmember Claudia Balducci.
Slatter graduated from the University of Washington with a doctorate in pharmacy and a Masters of Public Administration. She lives with her husband and son in Northeast Bellevue.