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On this race:

Elected Experience: Tacoma City Council, elected in 2005 and 2009. Appointed Deputy Mayor in 2010.

Other Professional Experience: Director, Washington State University Extension Energy Program, recognized nationally for promoting alternative energy and energy efficiency. Former Energy Services Manager, Tacoma Power.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Washington, 1971; Masters in Public Administration, University of Puget Sound, 1973.

Community Service: Former Chair, Tacoma Public Utilities; Vice Chair, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Board Member, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit; Board Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; Former Executive Committee Member, Pierce County Boys and Girls Club; Former President, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Statement: As a 30-year Tacoma resident, I have had the opportunity to serve my community in many ways. I learned from experience that Olympia needs representatives who understand Tacoma's needs. I will bring a fresh perspective to the Legislature to address problems and deliver results on the issues we care about most: creating jobs, protecting our environment, investing in kids and education, and finding transportation solutions.

Endorsed by many organizations and community leaders including: Tacoma Firefighters, Tacoma Police Union #6, Washington Conservation Voters, UFCW 367, 27th District Democrats, State Senator Debbie Regala, and Tacoma School Board Member Kurt Miller.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Laurie Jinkins (D) 6,818 32.90 %
Jake Fey (D) 6,046 29.20 %
Ken Nichols (I) 5,808 28 %
Jessica Smeall (D) 1,259 6.08 %
Janis (Gall-Martin) Gbalah (D) 793 3.83 %

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Laurie Jinkins


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Jessica Smeall