The Metropolitan King County Council has selected Puget Sound Sage Executive Director Rebecca Saldaña to the position of State Senator for the 37th Legislative District. Saldaña was sworn into office at the King County Courthouse on Monday, December 12. The vacancy was due to the election of Pramila Jayapal to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Saldaña has been working with Puget Sound Sage (PSS) since 2011 and has been its Executive Director since 2014. PSS’s mission is “to build communities where all families thrive.” To achieve its mission, PSS uses a combination of research, policy, leadership development, and civic engagement.
If she seeks to continue her position in the Senate beyond November 2017, she will have to run in the November 2017 General Election to fill the remainder of former Senator Jayapal’s term, which was due to expire in 2018.