Councilmember Kathy Lambert was reelected in 2013 to serve on the King County Council. She represents District 3, the largest of the nine council districts, encompassing nearly half the area of the County.
Kathy serves as Chair of the Council’s Committee of the Whole and is Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, the Law Justice Committee and the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Hopelink, the Eastside Human Services Forum and Seattle-King County Public Health.
Some of Kathy’s passions include working to reduce homelessness, protecting the survivors of domestic violence, improving public safety and working to ensure that government is both efficient and effective. This includes using the latest technology to serve the residents of King County.
She was a driving force behind bringing Safe Place, an outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for youth in crisis to King County.
Councilmember Lambert was honored in 2013 by the United Way of King County as Outstanding Public Official of the Year for her work with Safe Place, by the Zonta Club of East King County for her leadership on the prevention of domestic violence and by King County as a Technology Champion.
Prior to serving on the King County Council, Kathy was a State Representative from the 45th District for seven years. She received her BA and her teaching credential from the University of Washington. Kathy taught school for sixteen years and is also a published poet and author of a children’s book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kathy enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, visiting with friends and being a grandmother.