Yasmin Trudeau is the next senator of the 27th Legislative District following the retirement of state Sen. Jeannie Darneille. The Pierce County Council voted to appoint her on a 7-0 vote, and she was sworn in by Washington Chief Justice Steven González last week.
A Bengali American, Trudeau previously served as the legislative director for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Before that, she was a policy analyst for the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, where she staffed the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development committee and the Senate Ways & Means Committee on capital budget.
Trudeau’s appointment takes effect immediately. A special election will be held in 2022 to fill the remainder of the term.