Senator Claudia Kauffman

47th Legislative District

Sen. Claudia Kauffman was sworn into the Washington State Senate in January 2023. She is the caucus’s Leadership Liaison to the Tribal Nations, vice chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, and a member of the Transportation and Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs committees. Kauffman also serves as the co-vice chair of the Senate Democrats’ Members of Color Caucus.

A resident of Kent for over 20 years, Kauffman was previously elected and served as Washington State Senator of the 47th Legislative District from 2007-11.

Kauffman is a fierce advocate for legislation and policy to protect children, address equity, and improve public education in Washington.