Elected Experience: Washington State Nurses Association-Chairwoman of Legislative & Health Policy Council and member since 2011; 6th Legislative District Committeewoman Washington State Democrats; Inland Empire Nurses Association Board of Directors 2011 to present
Other Professional Experience: Registered Nurse for 40 years
Education: Washington State University (WSU): Graduated in 1976 with a BSN in nursing and master’s degree in 2009 in nursing and a certification as a nurse educator at WSU
Community Service: First Aid Station for Bloomsday; Volunteer nurse at Spokane’s House of Charities clinic; League of Women Voters 2011 to present; WSU student nurses- coordinated trip to Olympia for Nurse Legislative Day February 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Statement: Lynnette’s forty years of nursing experience and teaching at WSU has prepared her to tackle legislation on healthcare, education and more. Over a decade of collective bargaining and negotiations developed vital skills needed in the legislature. Her concerns are affordable healthcare, women’s healthcare, and education.
Lynnette is Chair of the Washington State Nurses Association Legislative and Health Care Policy Council, on the Board of Directors for Inland Empire Nurses Association, and a member of American Nurses Association. She is an active member with League of Women Voters and 6th Legislative District Committeewoman for the Washington State Democrats.