Elected Experience: State Representative, Speaker/Deputy Speaker Pro-Tempore, serving on Public Safety, Higher Education, Veterans' and Military Affairs, Judiciary and Rules Committees.
Other Professional Experience: Adjunct Instructor, University of Washington; Consultant/grant writer; 20 years experience working with local, state, and federal agencies and foundations. Focus on promoting use of innovative and best practices to help government be more responsive and effective addressing the needs of our community.
Education: Master's Degree, Social Work Administration, University of Washington; Bachelor's of Psychology, University of Washington
Community Service: NCSL Task Force on Military & Veterans Affairs Co-chair, Kent Chamber, Judson Retirement Community Board, United Way Impact Council
Statement: Orwall's intellectual curiousity and hard work make her one of the strongest lawmakers in Olympia- Seattle Times, 9/15/14. Tina works collaboratively to find solutions to complex issues including suicide prevention, child trafficking, foreclosure, and student loan debt. Her legislation requiring rape kit testing and tracking has been nationally recognized. She has secured resources to address airport impacts including air quality and noise. In addition, she is currently advocating for property tax relief.
I am honored to serve you in Olympia. With your help I will continue supporting our veterans, those most in need, and opportunity for all.