Shelley Kloba to run for state legislature

Kloba displaying a portion of her impressively large collection of reusable bags.

Kloba displaying a portion of her impressively large collection of reusable bags.

Following in the footsteps of several of her predecessors, Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba has announced her intention to run for the state legislature. 

Kloba made the following statement on Facebook: 

"Big News!  I am excited to announce that I am running for an open seat in the House of Representatives in the 1st Legislative District. Years ago, when I started out as a PTA member, advocating for kids, I could not have imagined where that road would lead me.  But a vacancy in the Washington State Legislature has opened up, and I know that my experience as an advocate and as a Kirkland City Councilmember has prepared me to take this next step.  I have felt so supported by my community of friends on previous campaigns, and I look forward to working  with you on this next endeavor.  It is early in the process and I will share more info as we go forward, but I just wanted you to hear it from me first."

Kloba's interest in higher office has been known for some time. If successful, Kloba would follow in the steps of Joan McBride and Larry Springer who are both representatives in Olympia who got their starts at the Kirkland City Council.