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Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D, WA-7]
District 7, Washington


Pramila Jayapal is an American politician and activist from the State of Washington who currently serves as the U.S. Representative from Washington's 7th congressional district, which includes most of Seattle as well as suburban areas of King County. As a member of the Democratic Party, she represented the 37th legislative district in the Washington State Senate from 2015 to 2017. She is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives. The district's first female member of Congress, she is also the first Asian-American to represent Washington in Congress.


Before entering electoral politics, Jayapal was a Seattle-based civil rights activist, serving until 2012 as the executive director of OneAmerica, a pro-immigrant advocacy group. Jayapal founded the organization, originally called Hate Free Zone, following the 2001 September 11 attacks. The organization successfully sued the Bush Administration's Immigration and Naturalization Services to prevent the deportation of over 4,000 Somalis across the country.


Pramila Jayapal currently serves as the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and serves on both the Judiciary and Budget committees.


D.O.B 09/21/1965
Location Washington
Office 1510 Longworth House Office Building
Party Democrat
Phone 202-225-3106

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