Jolene Unsoeld

Jolene Unsoeld
Jolene Unsoeld (Democrat) represented the 22nd Legislative District in Thurston County. She served two terms from 1985-1989.

Born in Corvallis, Oregon, Jolene lived in China and Nepal as well as other parts of the United States.

Prior to her election to the Legislature, she was an independent citizen lobbyist in Olympia on open government, consumer protection, utility and environmental issues.

She made a major priority of legislation designed to prevent further degradation of the state's marine waters, lakes and streams and to protect ground water and drinking water.

Jolene was also involved in issues relating to Hanford Nuclear facilities and radioactive waste.

She and her husband had three children.