Tina Podlodowski elected new chair of Washington’s Democratic Party

Tina Podlodowski on Saturday won election by a wide margin to become the next chair of Washington’s Democratic Party, ousting Jaxon Ravens. A former Seattle City Council member, Podlodowski vowed to rebuild the party.

OLYMPIA — Vowing to rebuild the party, Tina Podlodowski on Saturday won election by a wide margin to become the next chair of Washington’s Democratic Party.

Members of the state Democratic Central Committee voted in Podlodowski, a former Seattle City Council member, and ousted Jaxon Ravens.

Ravens had been the chair since 2014, and the party’s executive director before that.

Podlodowski, who unsuccessfully ran last year for secretary of state, racked up nearly 70 percent of the vote.

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