Patty Kuderer moved to the Eastside nearly 20 years where she raised her two children, Emily and Michael. She has over 30 years’ experience as an attorney in municipal and private practice.  Her current practice focuses on employment discrimination, sexual harassment in particular, and helping people injured by texting, drunk, or other negligent drivers. She is an advocate for open government, becoming well-versed in public records laws when working as a city attorney, an area she also continues to practice in today. She has argued before Minnesota Appellate and State Supreme Courts.

Patty was a long-time volunteer for the Chinook Middle School PTSA including Co-President from 2003-2006. She earned the “Golden Acorn” award for her volunteer service in 2006. She has also volunteered with various non-profits including Sacred Heart Social Concerns, Congregations for the Homeless, The Peace Alliance, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Virtue’s Children Nepal, Chrysalis Domestic Violence Center and the Minnesota International Health Volunteers. She is a current board member of the Anti-Defamation League Seattle and serves on its Civil Rights Committee.

Patty grew up in Minnesota, and earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.  She currently lives in Bellevue.  She has represented the 48th LD since 2015, first as a Representative and now as its first female State Senator.