Patty Kuderer Appointed to 48th District State Representative

Attorney Patty Kuderer Appointed To 48th Legislative District House Seat Vacated By Ross Hunter


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Monday, September 28th

Attorney Patty Kuderer was appointed by the King County Council today to the 48th District State Representative seat being vacated by Rep. Ross Hunter.  Hunter is leaving the legislature to head the Department of Early Learning.

“I am so grateful for the support from the 48th District Democratic organization and honored to be appointed to this seat. I will continue Rep. Hunter’s work championing our public schools while relying on my legal background to work on judiciary issues,” said Patty Kuderer.

A mom, attorney and community advocate, Patty Kuderer has been a long-time volunteer in the schools, serving as Co-President for several years of the Chinook Middle School PTSA where she received the “Golden Acorn” for her volunteer service in 2006.

She moved to the Northwest over 16 years ago with her family.  Her two grown children attended Bellevue Public Schools.  She has nearly 30 years’ experience as an attorney in municipal and private practice.  She is an advocate for open government, becoming well-versed in public records laws when working as a city attorney, an area she continues to practice in today.  She also represents individuals harmed by discriminatory employment practices and those injured by texting, drunk or other negligent drivers.   She has argued before the Minnesota Appellate and State Supreme Courts.

Throughout her career Ms. Kuderer has served on many boards and commissions including NARAL Pro-Choice WA and Minnesota International Health Volunteers.  She has also volunteered for other non-profits including The Peace Alliance, Virtues Children Nepal, and Chrysalis. She currently serves as a Precinct Committee Officer for the 48th District Democrats and is on the organization’s executive board.

Patty Kuderer grew up in Minnesota, got a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and has practiced law in both the public and private sectors.  She currently lives in Clyde Hill.