Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur

Announces Campaign For State Representative

Kent - Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur announced her campaign today for State Representative in the 47th Legislative District. This is for the seat held by Representative Pat Sullivan who is retiring this year.

“While other regions in King County prosper, our communities are becoming an afterthought. This is even more evident by placing a permanent quarantine facility in Kent. It can be hard to believe our community can thrive as incomes stagnate, housing costs continue to rise and traffic gets worse. I believe that Auburn, Covington, and Kent has tremendous potential and deserve good paying jobs, affordable housing and high quality schools for our kids. But, that potential can only be met if we roll up our sleeves and focus on these urgent challenges,” said Satwinder Kaur. 

Satwinder grew up in South King County and graduated from Kentridge High School. She attended Highline College and received an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington. She works in the tech industry for a private company in Auburn. She spends her spare time volunteering in our parks, community centers and our schools including serving in the PTA. She currently serves on the Kent City Council and with the following regional and local organizations:

·       Kent Rotary

·       Mentor with Communities in Schools of Kent

·       Kentwood PTSA 

·       State and Federal Policy committee, Association of Washington Cities

·       Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Advisory Council, Chair 

·       King County Growth Management Planning Council

·       King County Domestic Violence Regional Task Force 

·       Multicare South King Regional Board 

·       KentHope 

In the past, she has served on many local organization including:

·       Kent Cultural Communities Board, Chair

·       Kent Parks, Green Kent Park Steward

·       Greater Kent Historical Society, Board of Trustees

·       Living Well Kent, Board of Directors

·       Mayor’s Diversity Task Force, City of Renton, Member

·       Puget Sound Access, Board member 

·       PTA Secretary, Sunrise Elementary School

·       Meridian Middle School PTA

“I believe strongly in community and public service. I believe public service is about ensuring every person feels like they have a place and a purpose in our community. I'm excited to take that service to the next level as your next State Representative.”

 

Satwinder and her husband Amar, a Boeing Engineer live in Kent where they are raising their two sons. The oldest is a freshman in Kentwood, the same high school Amar attended, while the youngest loves playing with his grandparents. 

Satwinder Kaur starts her campaign with the endorsements from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (D-Des Moines), Dennis Higgins (former Kent city council), Suzette Cooke (Former Kent Mayor), Tim Clark (Former Kent Council),  Marcie Maxwell, Former State Rep, Steve Bergquist, State Rep. 11, Several Council members from Cities of Auburn, Covington and Kent and more...