Senator Jeanne E. Kohl-Welles's Biography


Full Name: Jeanne E. Kohl-Welles
Current Office: State Senate - District 36, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 36
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Alex; 5 Children: Randy, Brennan, Terra, Kyle, Devon
Birth Date: 10/19/1942
Birth Place: Madison, WI
Home City: Seattle, WA
Religion: Episcopalian
  • Awards:

    Lincoln Freedom Award, Seattle Against Slavery (2010), Leadership Award, Statewide Poverty Action Network (2010), Legislator of the Year, Humane Society of the U.S. (2010), Special Recognition, UAW, Graduate and Professional Students of the U.W. (2010), Washington BUS Legislator of the Week (March 6, 2009); 2009 Planned Parenthood Shining Star; FUSE Washington Sizzle Award "Committee Chair of the Year" (2009); Legislator of the Year, Progressive States Network (2007); Pacesetter Award, Women's Legislative Lobby (2007); Ancil Payne Leadership Award, Washington CeaseFire (2007); Public Policy Official Recognition, Jewish Federation of Seattle and King County (2007); Louise Miller Arts Advocacy Award, Washington State Arts Alliance (2007); Angel for Children Award, Parents for Safe Child Care (2007); Champion, School Meals Access Coalition (2007); Legislator of the Year, SEIU 775 (2006); Legislator of Year Award, AFT-Washington (2006); Anchor Award, Washington Credit Union League (Feb. 2006); Legislator of the Month for human trafficking legislation, Center for Policy Alternatives, June 2005; Good Deeds Recognition, Washington Conservation Voters, 2004; Queen Anne Citizen of the Decade, Queen Anne/Magnolia News, November 2002; Humane Hero Award, PAWS, Washington State (2002); Marching toward Equity Award, Washington Federation of Teachers (2001); Pacesetter Award, Women's Legislative Lobby (2002); Honorary Advisory Board, National Education for Women's Leadership Program (NEW Leadership), Washington State University (2001-02); Legislator of the Year, Washington Student Lobby (1999); Child Care Champion Award, Child Care Works, (1998); Hillary Rodham Clinton's Women's Conference Circle (1995-98); YouthCare Advocate of the Year (1995); Washington Defenders Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Advocate of the Year (1995, 1996); Woman of Achievement Award, Business and Professional Women


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Post Office Box 9100
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-285-1869

219 John A. Cherberg Building
Post Office Box 40436

Olympia, WA 98504-0436

Phone: 360-786-7670
Fax: 360-786-1999

3131 Western Avenue
Suite 413

Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-281-6854
Fax: 206-216-3182