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Pramila Jayapal's Biography

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 7, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (WA) - District 7

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Post Office Box 21912
Seattle, WA 98111-3912

1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98101

1510 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Pramila Jayapal

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Steve; 1 Child: Janak; 1 Step-Child: Michael

Birth Date:

09/21/1965

Birth Place:

Chennai, India

Home City:

Columbia City, WA

MBA, Marketing & Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School, Northwestern University, 1988-1990

BA, English Language and Literature/Letters, Georgetown University, 1982-1986

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Washington, District 7, 2016-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Washington, District 7, 2016, 2018

Senator, Washington State Senate, District 37, 2015-2016

Candidate, Washington State Senate, District 37, 2014

Former Member, Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives

Distinguished Taconic Fellow, Center for Community Change, 2012-2014

Founder/Executive Director, OneAmerica, 2001-2012

Independent Consultant, Pramila Jayapal Consulting, 1997-2001

Director, Fund for Technology Transfer, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), 1991-1995

Account Consultant, Physio-Control Corporation, 1990-1991

Intern, Population and Community Development Association, 1989

Financial Analyst/Leveraged Buyouts, PaineWebber Incorporated, 1986-1988

Executive Committee, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, present

Member, National Partnership for New Americans, present

Former Member, Income Inequality Advisory Committee, City of Seattle

Co-Founder/Chair, We Belong Together, 2013-2014

Fellow, Institute of Current World Affairs, 1995-1997

Awards:

White House Champion of Change, White House, February 2013

Pets (include names):

Dog: Otis

Publications:

Pramila is the author of a memoir, Pilgrimage to India: A Woman Revisits Her Homeland, as well as numerous essays, articles, and guest editorials, including many co-authored with national leaders, such as Gloria Steinem.

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