Chief of Staff
Krista Camenzind brings to District 6 more than a decade of experience working for King County, primarily as the budget manager for the criminal justice section in the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget. As Chief of Staff, Krista is responsible for managing staff and issue development generally. She provides specific support on budget and criminal justice matters. Krista enjoys biking to work and spending time with her niece and nephew in Bellevue.
Legislative Policy Analyst and Director of Communications
Over the past several years, Ariel has spent her time working for the people of East King, joining District 6 after spending time representing and serving the Eastside community both in Olympia and for a Bellevue-based non-profit. Ariel works on regional transportation and transit policy issues, as well as the ongoing work surrounding the Eastside Rail Corridor. Ariel is also the lead staff for communications, managing the Councilmember’s social media, press, and general communication strategies.
Legislative Aide/Office Manager
Prior to working for District 6, Ashley staffed the now retired Councilmember Larry Phillips of District 4. Ashley manages Councilmember Balducci’s calendar, triages of all her emails, sees to the day-to-day of the office, and enjoys the challenges that may arise from time to time. Ashley staffs the ESJ Committee and climate change issues. She enjoys her work on social justice and the Arts. She also enjoys built green architecture and design, loves all animals and is very close to her large extended family.
Policy Analyst and Community Liaison
Madeline Cavazos joins the District 6 team as Human Services Policy Analyst and Community Liaison. Madeline graduated from Western Washington University and got her start in politics by working on campaigns. Most recently, she worked as legislative assistant to Rep. Joan McBride, serving the people of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and the Points Cities. She lives in Seattle with her husband.