Jeanne Kohl-Welles brings decades of experience to her bid for the Metropolitan King County Council.

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Jeanne Kohl-Welles’ 24-year history representing Seattle’s Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne neighborhoods in the state Legislature makes her a natural fit for the recently opened job on the Metropolitan King County Council.

The state senator’s legislative portfolio — which includes expertise in human trafficking, human services and marijuana-policy reform, and advocacy for the arts — is aligned with the work of the County Council. She knows her constituents, has decades of experience in improving public policy and has a strong sense of right and wrong.

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Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

King County Council District 4

Strengths:Kohl-Welles has 24 years experience representing North Seattle in the state Legislature, and her policy expertise is aligned with the work of the County Council.

One of Kohl-Welles’ challenges on the council will be to advocate for better transit access for the rapidly growing urban villages in Fremont and Ballard ..."

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Voters should elect her. Unfortunately, they don’t have much of a choice in the County Council’s Fourth District. Kohl-Welles’ opponent, Rufus Orr, is not a viable candidate.

One of Kohl-Welles’ challenges on the council will be to advocate for better transit access for the rapidly growing urban villages in Fremont and Ballard and to help shape discussions about the most cost-effective options for bringing light rail to Ballard.

Overall, Kohl-Welles’ experience makes her the easy choice for King County’s Fourth District.