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Jeannie Darneille, MEd Biography

Washington State Senator (27th Legislative District)
Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“When a person is convicted of a felony, the court shall require the defendant to sign a statement acknowledging that: (1) The defendant’s right to vote has been lost due to the felony conviction and the right is restored as long as the defendant is not in total confinement in the custody of the department of corrections.”

HB 1473, sponsored by then Rep. Darneille, Jan. 31, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • State Senator, 27th Legislative District, Washington, 2013-present
  • Ranking Member, Human Services & Corrections Committee
  • State Representative, 27th Legislative District, Washington, 2001-2012
  • Executive Director, Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 1989-June 2007
  • Achievement Award, City of Tacoma Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2002
  • “Golden Sparkplug” Award from the Phoenix Housing Network, 1998
  • Leadership Award, People of Color Against AIDS Network, 1997
  • YWCA Woman of the Year Award for Leadership, 1993
  • Community Service Award from the Tacoma Human Rights Department, 1990
  • Former Development Officer, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
  • Former Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, State of Washington
  • Former Legislative Aide to Senator Lorraine Wojahn
  • Former Executive Director of the Emergency Food Network
  • Former Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the YWCA
  • Former Continuing Education Program Coordinator, Tacoma Community College
  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Colorado State University, 1975
  • BA, Art History, Western Washington University, 1971
  • Attended, Tacoma Community College, 1968
  • Member, City of Tacoma Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Member, Diocese of Olympia Episcopal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force
  • Member, National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Interim Client Services Director, Tacoma Community House, 2011
  • Interim Executive Director, Korean Women’s Association, 2009
  • Interim Executive Director, Hospitality House Shelter for Women, 2008
  • Former Editor, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Newsletter