Amit Ranade, Chair, Seattle
Commissioner Ranade was appointed to the Public Disclosure Commission by Governor Christine Gregoire on December 1, 2011.
Amit Ranade is a litigation partner in the law firm of Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. in Seattle, where his practice focuses on commercial, banking, and real estate disputes as well as bankruptcy. Commissioner Ranade is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law, and a former member of the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission. He also serves on a variety of committees and task forces for the Washington State Bar Association. Commissioner Ranade previously served as Chair of the Seattle Parks & Recreation Commission and as a student member of the University of Washington Board of Regents while in law school.
Commissioner Ranade earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington in 1998 and his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2003. Mr. Ranade lives in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood with his wife, Jennifer.
APPOINTMENT: December 1, 2011
SENATE CONFIRMATION: February 8, 2012
TERM ENDS: December 31, 2015
Grant Degginger, Vice-Chair, Bellevue
Commissioner Degginger was appointed to the Public Disclosure Commission by Governor Christine Gregoire on July 2, 2012.
An attorney, Mr. Degginger is chair of the Construction and Environmental Practice Group at Lane Powell PC. His law practice focuses on environmental, construction, and commercial disputes.
His public service includes three terms as a Bellevue City Council member (1999-2011) and two terms as Mayor (2006-10). Mr. Degginger has volunteered on numerous committees and boards addressing water supply and transportation issues, including the Cascade Water Alliance, the I-405 Executive Committee, and the King County Metro Regional Transit Task Force. Before being elected to the city council, he served seven years as a member of the Bellevue Planning Commission.
Commissioner Degginger and his wife, Kathy, live in Bellevue.
APPOINTMENT: July 2, 2012
SENATE CONFIRMATION: Pending
TERM ENDS: December 31, 2016
Barry Sehlin, Member, Oak Harbor
Commissioner Sehlin was appointed to the Public Disclosure Commission by Governor Christine Gregoire on November 17, 2009.
A retired U. S. Navy Captain, Mr. Sehlin served as the base commander of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. He also completed five terms as an elected State Representative from the 10th Legislative District, which includes all of Island County, northwest Snohomish County, and western Skagit County.
He currently volunteers as a board member for New Leaf, an Oak Harbor based non-profit organization that provides job training and rehabilitation services. Additionally, Mr. Sehlin is a volunteer board member with Island Thrift, a Whidbey Island non-profit thrift shop providing financial support to a variety of local services.
Mr. Sehlin graduated from Western Washington University in 1992 with a Master’s Degree in political science. He is a Distinguished Alumnus and a member of the Hall of Fame at Skagit Valley College. The Sehlins live near Oak Harbor and have two grown children.
APPOINTMENT: November 17, 2009
SENATE CONFIRMATION: March 1, 2010
TERM ENDS: December 31, 2013
Kathy Turner, Member, Puyallup
Commissioner Turner was appointed to the Public Disclosure Commission by Governor Christine Gregoire on November 20, 2012.
Commissioner Turner retired in 2000 after a successful 27 year career in real estate during which she received the 1997 Realtor Award for Community Service for Pierce County and the 1998 Community Service Award for the State of Washington.
A resident of Puyallup since 1974, she has served on numerous community and city boards and commissions. First elected to the Puyallup City Council in 1993, she was re-elected to 4 more terms before her retirement at the end of 2011. During her 18 years on the city council, she served 3 terms as Mayor and 2 terms as Deputy Mayor. Commissioner Turner is a past president of the Association of Washington Cities and was instrumental in Washington State’s adoption of the Military Community Covenant, which fosters and sustains effective state and community partnerships with the military to improve the quality of life for service members and their families. Commissioner Turner has received many community service awards and is honored to have been one of the first women inducted into the Fort Lewis Civilian Hall of Fame.
Commissioner Turner and her husband, Gary, are the proud parents of Angelic, an attorney currently living and working in Washington D.C.
APPOINTMENT: November 20, 2012
SENATE CONFIRMATION: April 24, 2013
TERM ENDS: December 31, 2014