Stephanie King was appointed to Sultan City Council Position 2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018, selected to fill the vacancy left by Mayor John Seehuus.
Originally from Woodinville, Stephanie moved to Sultan in 2016 with her fiancé, Tim Aldrich. Together, the two have a flock of four-legged family-members, including two dogs, one horse and a cat. Her interest in local government sprang to life while she was still in high school, and she is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community. In addition to her service on the council, Stephanie and her fiancé spend time cleaning up Alder Avenue, which they adopted through the city’s Adopt-a-Street program.
Stephanie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and supervisor at an emergency animal care clinic, where she has worked for nearly three years. As a night shift supervisor, she oversees approximately 10 employees, engages with clients and handles issues to ensure that clinic operations run smoothly. In addition to her supervisory duties, King cares for animals with acute medical issues.
Stephanie has a strong equestrian background, with a decade in 4-H including various positions of 4-H leadership. She showed two different horses during her time in 4-H, earning numerous honors for equitation, showmanship, bareback equitation and trail. She was champion in Bareback Equitation at the Washington State Fair in 2013, greatly surpassing her 2012 performance. Her consistent excellence in the class brought her to the state championship, which was a lot of fun, she said.
In addition to her skill as a rider, Stephanie enjoyed success in Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology, a team sport in which 4-H members are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of equine science and husbandry in a timed, competitive setting. You have to be able to think on your feet, she said, as competitors may only be given a total of 30 seconds to answer a random question.
In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse Taylor, a 24-year-old paint pinto. Born just 10 days apart, the two share a close bond.