About Sara


Sara Franklin, the youngest of three children, was born in Germany while her father served in the Army and her mother worked as a Registered Nurse. Her family moved to Tacoma, WA when father retired from military life in 1969. Sara’s mother, Rosa Franklin, served as a State Representative and then State Senator representing Tacoma from 1990 until 2010. 

Her roots run deep in public service. In 1988, Sara began her career as a bus driver, which at that time was known as Metro Transit, but has subsequently been renamed King County/Metro Transit. She was an active and involved member in her transit union, advocating on behalf of her fellow union members and important role public transit plays in our state.   After 25 years of service, she recently transitioned to another position working for the King County Department of Assessments. In this role, she administers the senior citizen and veteran’s property tax exemption program, helping seniors and veterans with the rising cost of property taxes. She still enjoys working with the public and providing quality service.

Sara currently serves on a number of nonprofit and government boards in her community;

· Commissioner – Washington State Commission on African American Affairs

· Member – Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

· Board Member – Nonprofit Assistance Center

· Board Member – Greater Kent Historical Society

· Board Member – Cultural Communities

· Volunteer – KentHope

When she isn’t volunteering in the community Sara enjoys spending time at church, the First African Methodist Episcopal with a campus in South King County. Sara and her husband reside on the East Hill of Kent and are the parents to four sons.