Elected Experience: State Representative; Committees: Judiciary Chair, Appropriations and Health Care & Wellness
Other Professional Experience: Director of Organizational Initiatives, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; former Assistant Secretary, Washington Department of Health; former Assistant Attorney General
Education: JD, Seattle University Law School; MA, Business/Health Care Administration and BA, Management/Marketing, University of Wisconsin
Community Service: Fair Housing Washington Board; Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Board; Former Tacoma Community College Trustee; Tacoma Community House Board; American Leadership Forum Board; YWCA Board; Puget Sound Business Examiner 2007 Woman of Influence; Governor's Award for Leadership in Management. Laurie lives in Tacoma with her wife, Laura Wulf, and their son.
Statement: I want to continue making progress on our shared values. Family wage jobs are the key to Washington's economic future. Affordable housing stabilizes lives and communities. Every kid deserves an education that prepares them to achieve their dreams. Mental illness isn't a character flaw, it is treatable. Everyone should pay their fair share of taxes. We can prevent gun violence. Your race and zip code should not govern your access to health or justice. I will continue to work hard on these issues and many others. Please return me to the legislature to work for you!