OLYMPIA – Representative Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) has been appointed as the new Chair of the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee in the Washington State Legislature. This prestigious role follows the departure of former Representative Drew Hansen, who was appointed to serve in the Washington State Senate.
“I’m deeply honored to assume the role of Chair of the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee,” said Taylor. “It’s a tremendous responsibility, and I’m excited to continue the work of my predecessor, Sen. Drew Hansen, in advancing justice and civil rights in Washington State.”
Taylor, a dedicated public interest attorney and longtime community advocate, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her new position. Her passion for community service and commitment to the public good have been evident throughout her career. She has focused her legal career on serving the public interest in areas that include family law, domestic violence, housing, guardianships, small business, public benefits, and civil rights.
Elected to the Legislature in 2020, Taylor has been a force for positive change. She currently serves as the Majority Caucus Vice Chair and First Vice Chair of the Members of Color Caucus. Additionally, she served as Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus from 2021-2022.