King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

In response to mailers sent out by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s campaign, the Council on Tuesday approved by vote of 9-0 a motion to remove Councilmember Lambert from leadership positions within Council. She will also be removed from all assignments where she represents the Council on external boards and committees.

“The mailer and subsequent statements have undermined our ability to work with each other, our staff’s confidence in us as leaders, and our reputation and relationships with outside organizations and agencies. Based on those impacts, it was imperative that we take concrete action quickly,” said Council Chair Claudia Balducci.

“This reorganization was essential to protect the integrity of the Council and allow us to continue – without distraction – the important work that King County residents depend on us to do day in and day out.”

Additionally, there has been a request to investigate whether the mailer violated the Council’s harassment policy.


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