Laurie Jinkins 27th LD
"I believe everyone deserves access to quality education, and my aim is to keep the doors open, education affordable, and the quality outstanding."
As a public health and education advocate, social justice leader, community volunteer, lawyer, and mom, Laurie Jinkins is a problem solver with a track record of bringing diverse people and interests together to help working families build community, and to make sure the marginalized have a voice.
During her first term in office, Laurie sponsored or co-sponsored a number of bills to improve school funding, invest in early learning programs, and bring smart reforms to our schools and classrooms.
Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Laurie served 12 years on the Tacoma Community College Board of Trustees, overseeing a period of significant growth. Laurie led efforts to rebuild the campus and accommodate thousands of new students. During Laurie’s tenure, TCC was recognized numerous times for its environmentally sustainable practices and excellent educational programs.
Laurie pushed for educational programs that make sure students are prepared for jobs, and providing workers for business community needs.
As a PTA mom, Laurie is dedicated to investing in our K-12 schools too. Even during the tough economy, our highest priority must be to provide educational excellence and opportunity for every child.