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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Washington House to have new Speaker for first time in 20 years


Last updated 8/8/2019 at 11:38am

Jinkins will be the first woman and open lesbian to serve as speaker of the House in the state. She was first elected as a state representative in 2010.

“I first ran for public office because I wanted to make sure all families have the same opportunities for success,” said Jinkins in a press release on July 31. “Washington continues to rank among the top states to live, work, and do business in large part due to the forward-thinking policies adopted by the Legislature over the last twenty years.”

Jinkins is a native Midwesterner who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees fro...

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