A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 43 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: State Representative, 43rd District (elected 2006 and 2008).
Other Professional Experience: Lawyer, K&L Gates.
Education: Puyallup High School, Yale College, and Yale Law School.
Community Service: Provides free legal assistance to local nonprofits including Pride Foundation, Community Lunch on Capitol Hill, Seattle Men’s Chorus, and Puyallup River Watershed Council. Has successfully represented refugees seeking political asylum in the United States. Lead volunteer attorney for Lambda Legal in Washington marriage equality case. Jamie and his partner Eric, a former high school teacher, live on Capitol Hill and are the proud parents of Trygve, Leif, Erik, and Anders.
Statement: Elected chairman of the House Judiciary Committee after just one term, Representative Jamie Pedersen has championed housing for youth leaving foster care, reform of public education, and banning toxic chemicals from baby bottles. He steered bills granting domestic partners the same rights and obligations as married couples through the House, and worked hard to protect funding for health care for all Washington kids, all-day kindergarten, college scholarships, and other critical services.
Endorsed by Democratic Party, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Washington Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Equal Rights Washington. Keep Jamie working for us. Vote for Jamie Pedersen!