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Washington’s trailblazing Black senator is shaping the conversation on foster care and mental health

July 22, 2021

State Sen. T’wina Nobles discusses overcoming adversity in her life and how it’s inspired legislation she sponsored this legislative session.


Nobles made headlines last fall when she defeated Republican incumbent Steve O’Ban to represent the 28th Legislative District, which includes Lakewood, University Place, DuPont and parts of Tacoma. Nobles’ election was significant, because she became the first Black state senator in the Washington state Legislature since 2010.


Read the story on king5.com.


Background on legislation sponsored by Nobles

Senate Bill 5184: Establishes a contact in K-12 schools for all students in foster care.

Senate Bill 5293: Addressing mental health sentencing alternatives.

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