Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Orwall re-elected Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore-Designate

This morning, Rep. Tina Orwall was selected Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore-designate by her fellow Democratic Caucus. “It’s an honor to once again have the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” said the Des Moines Democrat, who was first invited to preside over the House on her first year serving the 33rd Legislative District in Olympia. “The six years that I have had the privilege of carrying out these duties have helped me emphasize the value of civil and respectful dialogue … Continue reading

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Why aren’t so many rape kits sent to the lab?

The numbers are staggering: out 0f 1,641 rape kits booked into evidence over a period of 10 years, why did the Seattle Police Department only test 365? Rep. Tina Orwall, a Des Moines Democrat, will introduce legislation this coming session to address the problem. Watch this KING 5 news segment for the story:  

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Orwall on meeting her birth family: “I’d never been in a room where I Iooked like anyone else.”

Rep. Tina Orwall, an adoptee herself, knows what it’s like to miss important pieces of one’s own life puzzle.  Not knowing if you’re at risk of hypertension or diabetes could make it harder for you and your medical team to look for specific signs, so finding out if these or other conditions run in your family is truly valuable information. But there are other reasons people are curious about who they are and where they came from. Rep. Tina Orwall … Continue reading

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Good news for adoptees coming July 1

Beginning July 1, 2014, all adoptees 18 and older will have access to their original noncertified birth certificates unless a birth parent files a contact preference form indicating that he or she does not want the information released. Adoptees in Washington state will finally have the chance to fill in some of the blanks in their background history. Listen to Rep. Tina Orwall, the bill’s prime sponsor, talk about this important change in state law on KUOW:

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2014 Legislative Session Report to the 33rd District

Thank you for the honor of serving in Olympia on behalf of our community. I am pleased we ended the short session on time and that I was able to preside as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore in the final gavel of the 2014 session. This newsletter provides some brief updates of the session that I hope you find informative. I am happy to report that the Legislature passed four of my bills and they have all been signed into law … Continue reading

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