Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Rep. Jinkins reappointed as chair of House Judiciary Committee

December 14, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Jinkins reappointed as chair of House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, an attorney and Public Health expert, was reappointed yesterday by her colleagues to Chair the House Judiciary Committee. Last session was Rep. Jinkins first year chairing the House Judiciary Committee. She led the committee through some very difficult, complicated issues; including Initiatives 591 and 594, the pro and con universal firearm background check initiatives, as well as animal cruelty laws and legal financial obligations. Rep. Jinkins, who just returned from the inaugural meeting of American State … Continue reading

See you around!

June 30, 2014

Rep. Laurie Jinkins

See you around!

Thank you for visiting my website. Beginning July 1, election-year restrictions are in place and I must limit outreach and external communications. Those restrictions include posting new content on our websites after June 30, so this page will frozen until December. However, if you need information or have a legislative issue, please feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and my office will return your call, email or letter promptly. Even though my legislative website will remain … Continue reading

Legislators voice support for equal healthcare coverage for transgender Washingtonians

June 25, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Legislators voice support for equal healthcare coverage for transgender Washingtonians

The lesbian and gay members of the Washington State Legislature applaud Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s announcement that, in accordance with both the Affordable Care Act and Washington’s 2006 anti-discrimination law, that health insurance plans sold in Washington state must provide medically necessary care for transgender Washingtonians. “I am proud that once again Washington is leading the country in treating its LGBT citizens equally and with respect.  Transgender people deserve equal access to the healthcare system for their particular needs,” said … Continue reading

Rep. Jinkins participates in White House Working Families Summit

June 24, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Yesterday, President Obama, in conjunction with the Center for American Progress, the Department of Labor, and the White House Council on Women and Girls, met with business, labor and policy leaders for the National Summit on Working Families.  State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, participated in the summit as legislator, a public health expert and a working parent. The goal of the summit was to discuss some of the problems associated with a lack of basic benefits and flexibility for workers … Continue reading

We want to hear from you!

April 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

We want to hear from you!

The legislative session has now concluded and legislators have returned to their home districts. Rep. Jinkins, Rep. Fey and Sen. Darneille are back and they want to hear from you! So, back by popular demand,  your 27th district legislators will host a series of coffee & chat events all year in the district. Your legislators  want to meet with each and every one of you, so there are quite a few times and places.  Come, chat with your legislators in … Continue reading

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House Appropriations Committee

House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee Steven M. Herppich

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee

Rep. Jinkins at bill signing with Gov Inslee

Bill signing with Governor Inslee

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Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about the House supplementary budget and the closure of tax loopholes that will funnel funding to education. She also talks about the capital budget allotment for classroom construction–kids can’t learn unless they have a space conducive to learning.


Rep. Laurie Jinkins updates constituents from the legislative building. She talks about the process of cutoff and the number of people who lobby in the capitol, including groups from ECAP and the AARP.


Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about her Paid Safe and Sick Leave bill, which was recently approved by the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate floor. Many workers are forced to decide between earning income to support their families and staying home with a sick child. The bill also ensures sick employees can afford to stay home, limiting the spread of viruses.


Rep. Laurie Jinkins welcomes her constituents to the 2014 legislative session and gives a short budget update. She introduces Lynda Foster, her legislative aide who plays a key role in the office. Rep. Jinkins also discusses two big issues for this session: medical cannabis and firearms safety.

Rep. Laurie Jinkins interviews other legislators and advocates waiting to get their bills signed by Governor Inslee.

Rep. Jinkins Floor Speech


Rep. Jinkins speaks on behalf of HB 1044.

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