Washington House of Representatives District 30-Position 1
State House (D-WA) Challenger
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Jamila Taylor, an attorney, was impacted by the economic recession in 2008. Unable to find work as an attorney after she passed the bar exam, she focused on volunteerism and social activism. By 2009, she was hired on to be the Central Area Network Coordinator/ Director of Street Outreach where she coordinated community interventions and supported hundreds of young people experiencing family, peer or gang conflict. A medical emergency caused her to be hospitalized which creating mounting medical bills. Barely able to afford rent, she struggled to find housing. She later launched her own legal practice and nonprofit consulting business, NW Prosper Law to help families in need and nonprofit organizations. Taylor later joined Washington’s Northwest Justice Project to assist crime victims with their civil needs. Today she is Statewide Advocacy Coordinator where she works to enhance community collaborations, help crime victims access civil legal services, and support crime victim attorneys across the Washington state. Taylor attended Virginia State University where she studied Sociology and earned her law degree at the University of Oregon School of Law.