Joan McBride

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Joan McBride
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
January 12, 2015 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byCyrus Habib
Succeeded byAmy Walen
Mayor of Kirkland, Washington
In office
January 1, 2010 – January 1, 2014
Preceded byJames L. Lauinger
Succeeded byAmy Walen
Personal details
Joan Leslie McBride

1951/1952 (age 70–71)[1]
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEvergreen State College (BA)
WebsiteLegislative website

Joan Leslie McBride[2] (born 1951 or 1952) is an American politician. A Democrat, she was the mayor of Kirkland, Washington, from 2010 to 2013, after which she was elected to the Washington House of Representatives as a member from District 48. She also served on the Kirkland City Council since 1998, sitting as deputy mayor from 2002 until her election as mayor in 2010.[3]

McBride originally announced a bid to succeed state Senator Rodney Tom. However, in April 2014, she and state Representative Cyrus Habib announced they would switch races, with Habib running for Tom's seat and McBride running to replace Habib in the House.[4] McBride was elected in November and sworn on January 12, 2015. She was named assistant Democratic whip.[5]

McBride announced her retirement from the State legislature on March 29, 2018.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McBride is married with children. She has a background in nonprofit work and community relations.[citation needed] She resides in Kirkland.[7]


  1. ^ "Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride announces she won't seek reelection". Kirkland Reporter. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  2. ^ "Candidate Profile: Joan Leslie McBride". Public Union Facts. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  3. ^ Dawson, Raechel (February 7, 2013). "Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride announces she won't seek reelection". Kirkland Reporter. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Salerno, Christina (April 21, 2014). "Rep. Cyrus Habib and Joan McBride swap races in 48th District". The Capitol Record. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "House Democrats elect Rep. Joan McBride to leadership position". Kirkland Reporter. January 15, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Metzger, Katie (March 29, 2018). "State Rep. Joan McBride to retire from Legislature". Kirkland Reporter.
  7. ^ "Rep. Joan McBride's Biography". Washington State House Democrats. Retrieved February 9, 2015.