Inslee statement congratulating Speaker-elect Rep. Laurie Jinkins

July 31, 2019

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Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today congratulating Rep. Laurie Jinkins on being elected to serve as the new speaker-elect of the state House of Representatives. Jinkins’ election makes her the first female speaker in Washington state history.

“Congratulations to Speaker-elect Jinkins on her well-deserved and historic election to serve as the new House speaker. I’ve appreciated Laurie’s ongoing partnership in behavioral health and health care, her passionate work on behalf of hard-working families and children, and her commitment to advancing civil rights for all Washingtonians.

“Laurie will be instrumental in shaping the next chapters of Washington’s history. I look forward to working with her as we continue to grow our economy and help every Washingtonian be part of our success.”  

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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