A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: It is not only every American’s right, but it is our duty to participate in democracy.
Other Professional Experience: 17 years working with families and youth at the YMCA of Tacoma Pierce County, City of Tacoma Child Care Resource and Referral, Hope Shelter for teen girls.
Education: BA Whitworth University, Spokane Washington
Community Service: Volunteer mentor at Remann Hall, 1993. Legislative advisory panel on guns in schools, 1995. Outdoor youth leadership academy, 1998. Counselor for foster children, 2001. Homeless teen advocate, 2002. Led county-wide volunteerism taskforce, 2005. Teens in Music, 2007. Spent summer 2009 in Arizona helping new Americans. Smeallmobile Teambuilders.
Statement: We live in a diverse, energetic place. Our priorities are caring for children, seniors, people with developmental disabilities, each other. It is absolutely necessary to provide nutrition for children, especially in schools. Access to healthy food is both an education and healthcare issue and cannot be separated. Feeding kids good food is smarter than paying for medical care later. Hungry and homeless need to be helped not punished. Stop putting citizens in jail for marijuana. Wealthy should pay more taxes. What some call socialism is how We are making our community a great place to live. Please participate in democracy.
|Laurie Jinkins (D)||6,818||32.90%|
|Jake Fey (D)||6,046||29.17%|
|Ken Nichols (I)||5,808||28.03%|
|Jessica Smeall (D)||1,259||6.08%|
|Janis (Gall-Martin) Gbalah (D)||793||3.83%|