Sarah will bring experienced leadership and real solutions for needed results on the King County Council. A 20-year public servant, she has experience working in state and local government crafting policy, legal, and budgetary solutions to some of our region’s most pressing issues. Sarah has worked with communities across King County to help to secure investments in housing, behavioral health, childcare, education, public transit, and to protect our environment. Sarah is excited to bring this experience working on a broad range of issues that King County needs leadership on at this moment in time.

  • In 2016, Sarah was appointed by the King County Council to serve as King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles’s representative to the King County Women’s Advisory Board. As Chair of the Board, Sarah collaborated with her colleagues, community-based organizations, policymakers, union members, and parents to create and advocate for recommendations to the Executive and County Council for Improving Child Care Access and Affordability. Partially as a result of this work, the County Council funded expansion of child care facilities, Executive Constantine created the Children and Families Strategies Task Force, and the Best Starts for Kids renewal funded a King County child care assistance program, and child care provider retention and wage boost.
  • As a member of the Women’s Advisory Board from 2019-2023, Sarah helped draft and advocate for recommendations to support survivors of gender-based violence, including investments in housing, behavioral health, prevention programs, and restorative justice programs. Partially as a result of this work, the King County Council added Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) funding to deliver specialized services for survivors of gender-based violence.
  • As a member of the Attorney General’s Office Opioid Task Force, Sarah worked with her colleagues to develop legal and policy solutions to tackle the opioid and fentanyl crisis.
  • As a member of the King Conservation District Advisory Board, Sarah partnered with elected officials, county staff, and urban and rural residents to help advise the Board of Supervisors to further the promotion and sustainable use of King County’s natural resources.
  • As a transit advocate and member of the King County and 36th District Democrats executive board, Sarah worked with Transportation Choices Coalition in 2022 to help to mobilize Democratic and grassroots support for the Washington State Legislature’s Move Ahead Washington, which funds transit expansion and free transit for youth 18 and under.
  • As an education advocate and board member of Washington’s Paramount Duty, Sarah advocated alongside a coalition of union educators, parents, and students to help to secure additional funding for educator salaries and capital improvements, and in favor of the Capital Gains Tax and other progressive revenue.