u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Jessica Smeall

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democrat

On this race: 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.

Competitors

Laurie Jinkins Democrat
Jake Fey Democrat

Last updated: Sept. 1, 12:15 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
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%
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