|Washington House Of Representatives District 27a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Master's||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|J.D.||Seattle University School of Law|
Jinkins earned a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, and completed executive studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She is currently the deputy director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and previously held several positions within the Washington State Department of Health. She worked as an assistant attorney general in the state Office of the Attorney General, and remains active in many community organizations.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jinkins served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care and Wellness, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jinkins served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Health Care and Wellness, Vice-chair|
Jinkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 27a. Jinkins was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Steven T. Cook (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Laurie Jinkins Incumbent||71.4%||39,290|
Laurie Jinkins ran for the Washington State House of Representatives District 27a. She ran against Jessica Smeall, Janis Gbalah, and Ken Nichols in the August 17, 2010, primary. She defeated Democrat Jake Fey in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27a General Election (2010)|
|Laurie Jinkins (D)||19,503|
|Jake Fey (D)||16,611|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27a Primary (2010)|
|Laurie Jinkins (D)||6,818||32.90%|
|Jake Fey (D)||6,046||29.17%|
|Ken Nichols (I)||5,808||28.03%|
|Jessica Smeall (D)||1,259||6.08%|
|Janis Gbalah (D)||793||3.83%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Jinkins is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jinkins raised a total of $297,866 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Laurie Jinkins's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 27||$92,937|
|2010||Washington State House, District 27||$204,929|
|Grand Total Raised||$297,866|
2012Jinkins won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jinkins raised a total of $92,937.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Laurie Jinkins's campaign in 2012|
|SEIU Healthcare 1199NW||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$1,800|
|Washington State Association For Justice||$1,800|
|Pacific Northwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$92,937|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Jinkins first won election to the House, she collected $204,929 in donations.
The following contributors each donated $1,600 to her 2010 campaign:
Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Jinkins missed 9 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Jinkins proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.87 billion, the 15th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Jinkins voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Laurie Jinkins|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Jinkins and her partner, Laura Wulf, have one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Laurie + Jinkins + Washington + House"
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- Washington State Legislature
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives Committees
- Washington Joint Committees
- Washington state legislative districts
- Laurie Jinkins on the Washington State House website
- Jinkins on the House Democrats website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits" accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Jinkins, Laurie," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "candidate summary," accessed June 27, 2011
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 17, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
Dennis Flannigan (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 27a
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