Senator Kuderer continues to fight for reproductive freedom by introducing legislation to protect healthcare workers with Protecting Patient Care Act (SB 6247). She also co-sponsored the the Strengthen the Healthy Youth Act (HB 1407) and the Reproductive Health Access for All Act (SB 5602). She was first appointed to the House of Representatives in September of 2015 and won her first election to retain the seat the following year. In January 2017, Patty was again unanimously appointed by the King County Council to fill the vacant Senate seat in the 48th Legislative District. She is the Assistant Floor Leader.