State Rep. Jamila Taylor is sworn in by Superior Court Judge Nicole Phelps with her parents, Dr. Quintard Taylor, left, and Carolyn F. Taylor on Jan. 10. Courtesy photo

State Rep. Jamila Taylor is sworn in by Superior Court Judge Nicole Phelps with her parents, Dr. Quintard Taylor, left, and Carolyn F. Taylor on Jan. 10. Courtesy photo

State Rep. Jamila Taylor elected chair of Black Members Caucus

The Federal Way resident now leads the largest caucus of Black representatives in Washington state’s history.

State Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) has been elected chair of the Black Members Caucus and was sworn into the position on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Taylor is a first-year lawmaker representing the 30th Legislative District. She is leading the largest caucus of Black representatives in Washington state’s history, according to Washington House Democrats.

Taylor is also vice chair of the Housing, Human Services and Veterans Committee, and serves on the Community & Economic Development and Transportation committees.

“This year will be a year of recovery, which means every action the Legislature takes must meaningfully support all communities in Washington state — and with a particular focus on racial equity,” Taylor said.

“From responding to COVID-19 and rebuilding the economy, to expanding child care access, closing the digital divide and boosting rental assistance, I will advocate for inclusive, community-focused solutions that help people emerge from this crisis not just whole, but better off than they were a year ago,” she said.

The 2021 legislative session began on Jan. 11 and is being held remotely.


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