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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA News Service 

2020 legislative session opens with new Speaker of the House

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is the first female Speaker of the House in state history

 
Series: WNPA | Story 3

January 3, 2020

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as Speaker of the House.

Rep. Jinkins is the first woman, as well as the first openly lesbian person to be selected House Speaker in Washington state history. Those in attendance, including many wearing white in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the women's suffrage movement, cheered in congratulations for Rep. Jinkins.

Democrats Rep. Jared Mead and Rep. John Lovick, Speaker Pro Tem, represent Mill Creek in the state House of Representat...



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