Tina Podlodowski

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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.

Tina Podlodowski
Seattle Pride 1995 - Tina Podlodowski (cropped)
Chair of the Washington Democratic Party
Assumed office
January 28, 2017
Preceded by Jaxon Ravens
Personal details
Born 1959/1960 (age 57–58)
Political party Democratic
Children 3
Education University of Hartford (BA)


Podlodowski graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Hartford.[1] She was elected to the Seattle City Council in 1995.[2] 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.[3] Wyman defeated Podlodowski with 55% of the vote.[4]

In January 2017, Podlodowski was elected to be the new chairperson of the Washington State Democratic Party, defeating incumbent Jaxon Ravens.[5]

Personal life

Podlodowski is a lesbian.[2][6] She is married and has three children.[1]

Michael Blake, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Tina Podlodowski
Podlodowski (right) in 2017 with New York Assemblyman and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee Michael Blake and King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles.


  1. ^ a b http://www.spokesman.com/elections/2016/washington-general-election-nov-8/candidates/tina-podlodowski/
  2. ^ a b "Will gays and lesbians in 2016 shatter last 'glass ceiling' in state politics?". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Brunner, Jim (January 13, 2016). "Tina Podlodowski to challenge Secretary of State Kim Wyman". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Washington Secretary of State Results: Kim Wyman Wins". The New York Times. November 29, 2016. Archived from the original on December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Washington Democrats opt for new leader". The News Tribune. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Paynter, Susan (December 12, 2006). "Two-mom families are moving beyond the hurtful barbs". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jaxon Ravens
Chair of the Washington Democratic Party

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