Elected Experience: President. Washington State Association for Justice; Trustee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association; President, St. Patrick’s Parish Council; Board Chair, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell.
Other Professional Experience: Small Business Owner – Connelly Law Offices (Old Town): Ownership Group: Tacoma Rainiers; Partner: Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell; Coach: Swimming / Water Polo, Palo Alto, Lakes, Wilson.
Education: Lakes H.S.; Stanford University; Hastings Law School
Community Service: Trustee, Tacoma Libraries; Mary Bridge Society; City Club; Nonprofit Board Experience: Tacoma Baseball Foundation (Keeping AAA Baseball); MLK Housing; Catholic Community Services; C.P. Vocational School Foundation; Lakewood Communities in Schools; Major Supporter – Nativity House, Tacoma General ER, Children’s Museum, Mountaineers, TCC, Old Town Classical Tuesdays.
Statement: Jack Connelly is a part of this community. He is a lifelong resident who lives, works and raises his family here. Jack is a highly respected advocate who has focused on protecting people’s rights, fighting prejudice, and holding government accountable. He works effectively for justice, equal access and accountability – representing domestic violence survivors, firefighters who died in the Pang Warehouse, families of the Lakewood Police Officers, abused foster children, the elderly, and other victims of wrongdoing.
Jack’s running for the State Senate because he’s ready to advocate for all of us. And it’s time for a change, new vision and effective leadership.
As our voice in Olympia, Jack will set partisan games aside and focus on issues that matter. He’ll insist on strong and well-funded public schools that prepare our children for the challenges ahead. He’ll bring a balanced and thoughtful approach on setting priorities, ensuring public safety and making certain that state government services are delivered efficiently, fairly and at a price we can afford.
Jack believes family wage jobs are critical. He will work to protect our local businesses and promote policies that stimulate economic growth and expansion. Jack Connelly, our voice and opportunity for change.