Jamila Taylor, currently serving as a state representative for the 30th district in the Washington State Legislature, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. She earned her BA in Sociology from Virginia State University in 1998. Representative Taylor serves as the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. She is a public interest attorney who has worked for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Northwest Justice Project, and the Public Defender Association in Washington State. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, spent her youth in San Luis Obispo, California and Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Loren Miller Bar Association of Washington, and was a 2016 Fellow at the Washington Leadership Institute. She has also served on several nonprofit boards and devoted thousands of hours to various community service opportunities including leading many youth development programs and organizational development committees. Most notably, Rep. Taylor is also a founding board member for BlackPast.org.
On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated United States Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the resignation of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Two months later on April 7, she was confirmed by … Read MoreKetanji Brown Jackson (1970- )