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Dow Constantine


Executive Constantine appoints four members to Sound Transit Board

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Executive Constantine announced the appointment of four leaders from across King County to the Sound Transit Board of Directors, including a new appointment for Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the appointment of Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Executive Constantine also reappointed King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, and Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez to the Sound Transit Board. 

“Creating and maintaining a world-class regional transit system requires the input and perspective of leaders from across our region,” said Executive Constantine. “Councilmember Prince’s experience in Renton will help guide Sound Transit’s expansion and growth in the region for years to come.”

Councilmember Prince will represent the East King County subarea on the Sound Transit board, filling the seat of retired Redmond Mayor John Marchione. Prince has served on the Renton City Council since 2012 and is the Executive Director of the Commission on African American Affairs for the State of Washington. Prince also serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council and previously served on the King County Regional Transit Committee.

Executive Constantine, who serves as Vice Chair of the Sound Transit Board, also reappointed three current Sound Transit Board members to new terms. King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci was reappointed to represent the East King County subarea, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez reappointed to represent the North King County subarea.

The Sound Transit Board includes 17 local elected officials - 10 from King County, four from Pierce County, and three from Snohomish County, and members are appointed by their respective County Executives. Washington Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar also serves on the board.

Today’s appointments are four-year terms and will be forwarded to the King County Council for confirmation.


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“Creating and maintaining a world-class regional transit system requires the input and perspective of leaders from across our region. Councilmember Prince’s experience in Renton will help guide Sound Transit’s expansion and growth in the region for years to come.”

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

For more information, contact:

Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537


King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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