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Council District No. 6

Claudia Balducci

Claudia Balducci



Education: J.D., Columbia University School of Law; B.A., Providence College
Occupation: Current: County Councilmember. Former: Bellevue Mayor/Councilmember, Jails Director, Labor Attorney

I’ve been proud to serve as a regional leader, delivering for eastside communities and all King County residents. In my current term, I have led on initiatives bringing light rail to East King County, providing the first-ever permanent emergency shelter and supportive housing for some of our most vulnerable eastside residents, partnering with cities and others to create thousands of new homes to address runaway housing costs throughout King County, gaining regional support to increase our efforts and accountability in addressing the climate crisis, obtaining funding to preserve open spaces, supporting women’s reproductive health in the wake of the Dobbs decision, implementing a first-in-the-nation program to support immigrants in accessing legal status and more.


As Chair of the County Council from 2020 to 2022, I led our legislative branch response to COVID, keeping government open and accessible, providing important information and services to the public, and driving desperately-needed resources to small businesses, workers, renters and others in need.  During this time, I also sponsored a charter initiative which will move King County positions to even-year elections, dramatically increasing the number and diversity of voters who select our county representatives.  


With your vote I’ll continue to work on our regional challenges and opportunities: implementing voter-approved Crisis Care Centers, funding data-driven public safety priorities, continuing small business and worker support, providing stable funding for arts and culture, continuing to drive climate actions and results, working to improve our region’s water quality, fighting to open light rail on the eastside, expanding access to affordable housing and more. I would be honored to earn your vote. 


Selected endorsements: King County Democrats, Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council, Transportation for WA, WA Housing Alliance Action Fund, Affordable Housing Council, One America Votes and federal, state and local elected officials representing East King County.

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