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Pramila Jayapal
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 7th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Jim McDermott
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 37th district
In office
January 12, 2015 – December 12, 2016
Preceded by Adam Kline
Succeeded by Rebecca Saldaña
Personal details
Born September 21, 1965 (1965-09-21) (age 54)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Steve Williamson
Children 1
Education Georgetown University (BA)
Northwestern University (MBA)

Pramila Jayapal (/prəˈmɪlə ˈəpɑːl/; born September 21, 1965) is an American politician and activist. She is the U.S. Representative from WA's 7th congressional district since 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.


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