Rosa Franklin

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State Senate (Washington 29)

Family: Husband: James; 3 Children

Home: Tacoma, Washington

Education: Gynecorp Training Program, University of Washington, 1974 MA, Social Sciences/Human Relations, Pacific Lutheran University, 1974 BA, Biology/English, University of Puget Sound, 1968 Attended, Good Samaritan Waverly Hospital School of Nursing, 1948

Profession: Registered Nurse, retired

Political: President Pro Tempore, Washington State Senate, 2001-present Senator, Washington State Senate, 1993-present Assistant Democratic Floor Leader, Washington State Senate, 2003 Majority Whip, Washington State Senate, 1998 Democratic Whip, Washington State Senate, 1997 Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1991-1993

Congressional Membership: Member, Joint Select Committee on Public Health Financing Member, Joint Select Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs Vice Chair, Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee Vice Chair, Senate Rules Committee

Organization Membership: Member, Area Health Education Center Board, Western Region Advisory Board, Bates Technical College Advisory Committee, Cancer Screening Program for Targeted Populations Board Member, Cascade Regional Blood Services Member, Hunger Walk 1993 Member, League of Women Voters, Tacoma/Pierce County Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Member, Pierce County Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Walk Member, Pierce County Nurses Association Member, Safe Streets Member, South End Neighborhood for Family Safety Stafford Study Club Member, Tacoma Urban League Washington Association of Community College Women's Programs


Comprehensive School Health Reform

Financial Institutions, Housing and Insurance

Health Disparities

Health and Long-Term Care

Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection


Veterans' and Military Affairs


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