OLYMPIA – The 2020 legislative session adjourned for the year on Thursday with several new policies and investments aimed at reducing homelessness on deck for becoming law.
“Homelessness was the number one issue coming into the session,” said Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), chair of the Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. “I am encouraged by all we accomplished for the people of Washington. These new investments and changes in policy will have a real impact on people’s lives.”
Patty is a mom, attorney, and long-time community advocate. She was first appointed to the House of Representatives in September of 2015 and won her first election to retain the seat the following year. In January 2017, Patty was again unanimously appointed by the King County Council to fill the vacant Senate seat in the 48th Legislative District. She now represents her constituents as their first female state Senator.
Selected by her colleagues to chair the new Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee, Kuderer is eager to bring new, diverse voices to the table as the Legislature looks to tackle the statewide crisis of housing instability.
In addition to her new role as chair, Kuderer serves as the Senate’s assistant majority floor leader, as vice chair of the State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections, and as a member of the Law & Justice and Rules committees.
Read Patty’s full biography here.