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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Laurie Jinkins

by Doug Hamilton – SGN Contributing Writer Washington State Representative Laurie Jinkins jokingly refers to herself as ‘The Lesbian Mafia’ because it is kind of hard to be a one-member mafia. But she is the only estrogen representative of the five elected officials who form the so-called ‘LGBT caucus’ of openly Gay or Lesbian State Legislators in Olympia – the others being State Senators Jamie Pedersen and Marko Liias, State Representative Jim Moeller and newly appointed State Representative Brady Walkinshaw. Laurie is busy post-session preparing for her April 23rd campaign kickoff, a bid for a third term in the 27th Legislative District, where she’s just served two consecutive 2-year terms. As she runs for re-election this time, she faces a very different political landscape. The SGN contacted Representative Jinkins and asked her how this time around will be different from 2012. Washington’s 27th Legislative Distri

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