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Tina Podlodowski (born 1959 or 1960) is an American businesswoman and politician. She is the Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party and a former member of the Seattle City Council.
Podlodowski graduated with a
bachelor's degree from the University of Hartford. She was elected to the  Seattle City Council in 1995. She served on the council for one term. She has also worked as a manager for  Microsoft, as the executive director of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and in 2014 advised Ed Murray, the Mayor of Seattle, on issues of policing. In January 2016, Podlodowski announced that she would run against Kim Wyman, the incumbent Secretary of State of Washington, in the 2016 election. Wyman defeated Podlodowski with 55% of the vote.  
In January 2017, Podlodowski was elected to be the new chairperson of the
Washington State Democratic Party, defeating incumbent Jaxon Ravens.  Personal life
Podlodowski is a lesbian.
 She is married and has three children.  
Podlodowski (right) in 2017 with New York Assemblyman and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee
and King County Council member
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