Sammamish Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama filed his official declaration of candidacy for the State House of Representatives from the 45th District today.
“It’s time for fresh thinking and new ideas in the State House,” Valderrama said. “For too long, the House has been where good ideas go to die. We need to reprioritize education, fix the I-405 mess and improve public safety — and the time to act is now.”
Valderrama, cites his top campaign issues as reforming education, improving transportation both on I-405 and regionally, balancing growth with environmental stewardship, expanding economic opportunity, public safety and scal responsibility.
“I have a proven record of listening and getting results for those I represent and I will do the same in Olympia.”
In addition to his leadership in Sammamish, Valderrama also serves as Vice Chair of the Regional Law, Justice and Public Safety Committee, and is a Board Member of Regional East Side Fire and Rescue.
The 45th District runs through northeast King County and includes the cities of Woodinville, Duvall and parts of Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish.
Valderrama is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and has a Masters from George Washington University. He serves as an advisor to the LWSD STEM startup, Chair of the International Services Committee for the Sammamish Rotary, and a founder of Citizens for Sammamish. He has over 25 years of international and domestic experience working with government and Fortune 100 technology and management consulting rms.
Ramiro and his wife Sherie have been married for 30 years. They have four children: Carla, Natalia, Daniel and Michael.
More information is available at VoteValderrama.com.