Tag Archives: Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-newsletter for January 30, 2015

Washington National Guard Day Today we recognized the Washington National Guard on the House Floor with a National Guard Resolution.  We also received a briefing on the National Guard.  Governor Jay Inslee also honored Guardsmen in an Awards Ceremony. It is a privilege to honor these brave men and women and recognize the invaluable services they provide to our state and nation.   Update on my bills Two of my bills this session are concerning the mental health system: HB … Continue reading

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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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Rep. Tina Orwall’s Email Updates

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The 33rd District’s other legislators in the news

While Rep. Gregerson is a newcomer to the Legislature who is serving in her first session – she was appointed to a House vacancy in late 2013 – her fellow legislators from the 33rd District are veterans of the House and Senate. Rep. Tina Orwall was first elected to the House in 2008; Sen. Karen Keiser served five years in the House before moving to the Senate in 2001. Here are some recent news articles involving Rep. Orwall and Sen. … Continue reading

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Orwall’s suicide-prevention measure heads to Senate

From 2002 to 2012 the number of deaths by suicide* in Washington state increased by almost 28 percent. A measure aimed at slowing that alarming trend by enabling health care professionals to better identify individuals at risk of suicide and perform prevention-related services is on its way to becoming law. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2315  on a 94-3 vote this afternoon. The measure requires certain health professionals in Washington state to complete training … Continue reading

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