Today, the Metropolitan King County Council voted to appoint Rebecca Saldaña to take the place of Pramila Jayapal in the Washington State Senate, representing the 37th Legislative District (which spans Beacon Hill, Central District, Rainer Valley, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, and part of Renton).
King County Democratic Chair Bailey Stober issued the following statement in response to the Council’s vote.
“We sent three highly qualified candidates to the King County Council and they had a difficult choice to make. I want to thank Rory O’Sullivan, Rebecca Saldaña, and Shasti Conrad for their participation in this nomination and appointment process. On behalf of the King County Democrats, I extend our warmest congratulations to Rebecca Saldaña on her appointment to the Senate. Senator Saldaña will bring a much needed voice and perspective to the Senate and the Senate Democratic caucus. I am confident she will serve her constituents in the 37th District and our party well.”