A first for the House | 2020 Legislative Session

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.

(Cameron Sheppard | WNPA News Service)

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