Elected Experience: State Representative, 27th LD.
Other Professional Experience: Deputy Director, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; former Assistant Secretary, Washington Department of Health; former Assistant Attorney General.
Education: JD, Seattle University (UPS) Law School; MA, Business/Health Care Administration; and BA, Management/Marketing, University of Wisconsin.
Community Service: Chair, Tacoma Community College Trustees; Chair, Tacoma Charter Review Committee; Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Board; Rotary 8; Co-chair, Approve Ref. 71; Chair, Tacoma Community House Board; Chair, American Leadership Forum Board; Chair, YWCA Board; Puget Sound Business Examiner 2007 Woman of Influence; Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management. Laurie lives in Tacoma with her partner, Laura Wulf, and their son.
Statement: With over 20 years of community leadership, Laurie Jinkins is a problem solver who brings people together to get results. In her first term Laurie sponsored a jobs bill, getting 18,000 people back to work; she fought to close tax loopholes; and she urged greater investments in education to prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs.
Laurie is proudly endorsed by business and community leaders, elected officials, unions, teachers and environmentalists, including Brian Sonntag, Jeannie Darneille, Rosa Franklin, Marilyn Strickland, Tim Farrell, Ryan Mello, Ron & Nancy Vignec, George Tanbara, Art Wang, Liz Dunbar, and hundreds more!