Jeanne Kohl-Welles

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Prefers Democratic Party Washington

State Senate (Washington 36)

Family: Husband: Alex; 5 Children: Randy, Brennan, Terra, Kyle, Devon

Born: 10/19/1942 Madison, WI

Home: Seattle, Washington

Religion: Episcopalian

Education: Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship, Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2001 PhD, Sociology of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1974 MA, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973 MA, Education, California State University, Northridge, 1970 BA, Education, California State University, Northridge, 1965

Profession: Lecturer/Researcher/Author/Consultant, University of Washington, present Lecturer, California State University/Chapman College/Los Angeles Community College District/University of California Irvine Assistant Professor, Pacific Lutheran University Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District Program Manager, Project Equity, Desegregation Assistance Center Region IX, United States Department of Education Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of Women's Programs, University of California, Irvine

Political: Senator, Washington State Senate, 1995-present Majority Whip, Washington State House of Representatives, 1993-1994 Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1992-1994

Congressional Membership: Chair, Joint Legislative Systems Committee, 2005-present Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Criminal Background Check Process, 2004-present Member, Child Care Coordinating Committee Member, Children's Legislative Oversight Committee Member, Governor's Fire Protection Task Force Former Member, Governor's Task Force on Higher Education Member, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee Member, K-20 Network Board Former Member, Legislative Evaluation Accountability Program Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Education Technology Advisory Committee Member, Public Stadium Authority Advisory Committee Former Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Organization Membership: Member, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 2005-present Board Member/Former President/Former Vice President, Women's Legislative Network Board, 2003-present Vice Chair/Executive Committee/Executive Committee Program Planning Subcommittee/Foundation Board, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2002-present Fellow, Global Power Forum/Policy Council, Center for Women Policy Studies, 2006 Host Committee/Treasurer of the Corporation, National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting, 2005 Delegation Leader to Sweden and Baltics, University of Washington Center for Women & Democracy, 2003 Legislative Exchange with Chile/Advisory Committee, Eleanor Roosevelt Global Leadership Fellow, 2000-2003 Vice Chair, Education, Labor, Workforce Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2001-2002 National Conference of State Legislatures United States Department of State Women's Legislative Exhcange Program with Brazil, 2001-2002 Washington State Humanitarian Delegation to Cuba, 2001 Vice Chair, ASI Education Committee, 2000-2001 Work and Family Leadership Advisory Committee, 1998-2001 Japan Society/Center for Policy Alternatives, US-Japan Exchange on Women in Public Policy, 2000 Advisory Committee, Western Policy Leaders Forum, 1996-2000 Flemming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, 1999 Member, Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Project Member, American Association of University Women Member, Bayview Manor Member, Bus Barn Shelter Board of Transportation, Choices Coalition Member, Committee for Children Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute Member, Friends of Discovery Board Member, Governor's Higher Education Task Force Member, Greenwood Senior Center Member, Groundswell Member, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Women's Conference Circle Member, JLSC Member, King County Council Task Force on Responsible Gun Ownership Member, Kingdome Renovation Task Force Commentator, KPLU-FM Former Member, Legislative Evaluation Accountability Program Member, Mothers Against Violence in America Member, Mountaineers Club Member, Human Services Committee, National Committee of State Legislatures Member, Nutrition Education Network of Washington Member, People for Puget Sound Member, Puget Sound Educational Service District Postsecondary Education Task Force Member, Queen Anne Community Council Member, Queen Anne Helpline Member, Queen Anne Historical Society Board of Directors, Rainier Institute Steering Committee, Reinvesting in Youth Board Member, Seattle Girls' School Advisory Advisory Board, Smart Tools Academy Member, Stop Youth Violence Advisory Committee Member, University of Washington Rural Girls in Science Member, University of Washington Women's Center Community Advisory Board Member, Washington CeaseFire Member, Washington State Coalition for Homeless Youth Task Force Member, Washington Women United Member, Woodland Park Zoo Commission Advisory Board, Youth Care


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