Patty is a mom, attorney, and long-time community advocate. She was appointed to the WA House of Representatives in September of 2015. In January 2017, Patty was again unanimously appointed by the King County Council to fill the vacant Senate seat in the 48th LD. 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 to tackle the statewide crisis of housing instability. In addition to her 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. During her tenure in the Senate, she has been a champion for voting rights and access, greater representation for women, common sense gun legislation, and reforming our health care system.