District 27

Position: Rep 1

Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Party (1): D
Email: laurie@lauriejinkins.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I am proud of my track record during my first three terms as a state representative, and look forward to returning to Olympia to continue to take on entrenched budgetary and other issues. In 2014, I took on the responsibility of Chair of House Judiciary Committee, leading the discussion of gun law reform. In 2016, I worked to level the playing field by prime-sponsoring legislation to establish paid sick and safe leave. I am very engaged in my community, so I know what my constituents’ priorities are. I am becoming a more effective negotiator and advocate for Washingtonians. As a member of several communities whose voices historically have had a hard time being heard (women, LGBT, disabled), I am absolutely committed to and active in making sure that those who are being isolated can find their own advocacy voice and have a voice in me.
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Position: Rep 2

Rep. Jake Fey

Party (1): D
Email: jakefey@rainierconnect.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Position: Senate

Sen. Jeannie Darneille

Party (1): D
Email: Vote4Jeannie@aol.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I have been proud to represent the people of the 27th District in the Legislature since 2001.  I served in the House for 12 years before running for the open Senate seat in 2012.  In all of these years, I have worked on health and human services issues in order to help children and families, and all persons facing discrimination and marginalization.  I have served on both policy committees and budget development committees to solve the ever-present financial challenges that come with expanding access and opportunity, especially to people and families living at or near the poverty level.  In my other work, I have directed nonprofit human services organizations in Pierce County for 30 years, including 18 years as the Executive Director of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.  As a manager, I always provided generous family and medical leave as part of the benefits package for my employees.  I will always support these policies after seeing first hand that well employees are better employees and that employees who are allowed to care for loved ones will stay with their employer.  These policies are a good investment in recruitment and retention of excellent employees.
Prev. vote (3): Yea

Greg Taylor

Party (1): R
Email: info@gregtaylorforsenator.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond