Breaking News: Ballotpedia partners with White House and Congressional leadership to sponsor Affordable Stare Act (ASA)

Laurie Jinkins

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 16:17, 23 May 2013 by PSletten (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Laurie Jinkins
Laurie Jinkins.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 27a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D.Seattle University School of Law
Office website
Laurie Jinkins is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 27a. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Jinkins earned a BS and MS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a JD 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.

Committee assignments


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:



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Jinkins Incumbent 71.4% 39,290
     Republican Steven Cook 28.6% 15,770
Total Votes 55,060


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Laurie Jinkins (D) 19,503
Jake Fey (D) 16,611
Washington House of Representatives, District 27a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Laurie Jinkins (D) 6,818 32.90%
Green check mark transparent.png 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%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Jinkins first won election to the House, she collected $204,929 in donations.[5]

The following contributors each donated $1,600 to her 2010 campaign:

  • Tim Gill
  • SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW
  • Physicians Eye PAC
  • Food & Commercial Workers Local 21
  • Kim Burkes
  • Stand for Children
  • Service Employees Local 925
  • Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights
  • Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
  • Montro & Johnston
  • Union Ave Compounding Pharmacy
  • Washington Health Care Association
  • SEIU Healthcare 775 NW
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington
  • Jon Stryker
  • Optometric Physicians of Washington
  • Justice PAC
  • Barbara Montro
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302
  • Washington State Dental Hygienists Association


Freedom Foundation

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. [6]


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.[7]


Jinkins and her partner, Laura Wulf, have one child.

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Laurie + Jinkins + Washington + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Flannigan (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 27a
Succeeded by