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Opening Ceremony


January 15, 2020

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began at noon Monday, Jan. 13,

with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as Speaker of the House.

Jinkins is the first woman, as well as the first openly lesbian person, to be selected House Speaker in Washington

state history. Many in attendance wore white in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the women's

suffrage movement.


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