Sen. Claudia Kauffman was sworn into the Washington State Senate in January 2023. 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. She currently serves as the Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.