Sarah Reyneveld is a public sector attorney, mom, union member, community advocate and 25-year resident of the 4th Council District. An Assistant Attorney General for over ten years, Sarah has fought for the people of Washington State helping to ensure that workers get the wages and benefits they are entitled to and that companies who violate the law are held accountable. Currently, Sarah serves as a Managing Assistant Attorney General where she leads a team overseeing and bringing affirmative environmental cases to protect our environment and public health. A proud executive board member of her union AWAAG-AFSCME Local 5297, Sarah and her colleagues advocated for the passage of legislation that allowed Assistant Attorneys General to unionize, and helped organize their union. 

Sarah is running to move King County forward and advance progressive solutions that will meet the scale of the challenges facing our community and region at this critical time. She believes that the best public policy is made by communities for communities, centers racial equity, and ensures that people with lived experience who are closest to the issue are driving the solutions.  As a community advocate and admitted policy wonk, Sarah has partnered with communities across King County to secure investments in affordable housing and behavioral health, protect our environment, increase access to child care for working families, and expand services for survivors of gender-based violence in King County. 

Sarah is a graduate of Smith College, the University of Washington School of Law, and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance where she served as a lecturer on Administrative Law For Public Managers. Sarah worked her way through law school and public policy school as the President and Vice President of the Graduate and Professional Student where she advocated for affordable and accessible higher education and was a member of UAW-4121. In 2016, the King County Council appointed Sarah to be King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles’s representative to the King County Women’s Advisory Board.  In that capacity, Sarah has worked with fellow board members, community members, and those with lived experience to draft and advocate for recommendations to improve child care access and support survivors of gender based violence. A longtime Democratic leader, and environmental and transit advocate, Sarah served as Chair of the 36th District Democrats, Vice Chair of Washington Conservation Action (formerly Washington Conservation Voters) and has advocated for the legislature to fully fund basic education and pass a transportation package that funds public transit options.

Sarah lives with her husband, Joel, and two children in Ballard and is a proud Salmon Bay K-8 parent.