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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA Olympia News Service 

Legislature opens 2020 session

Rep. Laurie Jenkins becomes first woman, lesbian to lead state HOuse

 

Last updated 1/13/2020 at 5:30pm

Leona Vaughn/WNPA Olympia News Service

The 2020 legislative session got underway at noon Monday, Jan. 13.

OLYMPIA -- The 2020 legislative session got underway at noon Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony.

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as speaker of the House during the event.

She is the first woman and openly lesbian to lead the state House of Representatives.

The 60-day session comes on the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement.

Many in attendance wore white to commemorate the anniversary.

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