Elected in July 2005, and sworn into office just three weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and destroyed her home, Julie Quinn nevertheless brought fresh leadership and dedication to the Louisiana State Senate. In her first General Session, Senator Quinn passed a key Constitutional Amendment, approved by the voters of this state, to protect local school districts and its children from costly unfunded mandates from the legislature, and founded the Legislature’s first Children’s Caucus. As a freshmen Senator, she was named Senator of the Year by the Childcare Association of Louisiana. She is the current Chair of the Judiciary Committee A.
A graduate of Loyola Law School, Senator Quinn has over the years, volunteered her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate representing abused children in custody proceedings. She has served on the Jefferson Parish School Board where she was instrumental in implementing a school drug testing program that is now serving as a national model. Senator Quinn also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Methodist Home for abused and neglected children. Senator Quinn has two children, Spencer Quinn (7) and Ashton Quinn (5).
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