2013 King County Council
Standing (left to right): Kathy Lambert, District 3, Rod Dembowski, District 1, Joe McDermott, District 8, Larry Phillips, District 4, Reagan Dunn, District 9, and Pete von Reichbauer, District 7.
Seated (left to right): Council Vice Chair Julia Patterson, District 5, Chair Larry Gossett, District 2, Council Vice Chair Jane Hague, District 6.
The Metropolitan King County Council is the legislative branch of King County government. King County Councilmembers are elected for four-year terms, and each Councilmember represents a geographical district of about 217,000 residents.
The Council adopts ordinances and motions, sets policy for the county, and holds approval authority for the county budget. The Council uses its committee structure to consider the legislation before it. Ordinances (laws) and motions (policy statements) are assigned to a Council committee for consideration, and then are recommended to the full Council for action. Councilmembers also serve on many special boards and commissions that deal with issues that impact communities throughout King County and the Puget Sound region. These include the Sound Transit, the Growth Management Planning Council, and the Puget Sound Regional Council.
The map of King County below displays these Council districts. To identify a Council district with a street address, you can use the search window on the right-hand side.
View an interactive map to zoom in on your council district.