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Tamarra Grace Butler-Washington
State House of Representatives, District 69
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Healthcare, Education, Public Safety
Tamarra Grace Butler-Washington is a native of Jackson, MS. She is the daughter of Wilma G. Varnado Butler and the late Alex C. Butler of Jackson, MS. Mrs. Washington is a graduate of Jim Hill High School of Jackson, MS. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Alcorn State University and a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi with emphasis in Public Administration and Public Law. Mrs. Washington also received a Certificate of Political Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Washington served as a Program Coordinator with the Mississippi Health Advocacy assisted with health policy issues while working with state and national organizations. She then served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer City of Jackson, MS where she held the position of Liaison for the Mayor’s office to the City Council. Mrs. Washington served as Program Manager for the Community Health Advisor Program for the American Cancer Society, South Division where her focus was health disparities among minorities and cancer screenings. She continued her work with health disparities while working with the Jackson Heart Study in the Office of Preventive Health & Health Equities at the MS State Department of Health. She continues her passion for helping others and those underserved. Currently, she is the Director of Care & Services for the Ryan White Program Part B with the MS State Department of Health where she is responsible for direct leadership, oversight, and managerial supervision for the program.
While excelling in her educational endeavors and in the workforce, Mrs. Washington understands the importance of participating in community service activities and being spiritually grounded. She is an active member of Greater St. James M. B. Church of Jackson, MS, Alcorn State University Alumni Association, Rolling Hills Neighborhood Association, Hinds County Federation of Democratic Women, The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, National Council for Negro Women, Rho Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mary Church Terrell Literary Club and board member of the Alice Varnado Harden Foundation. She volunteers and assists with community initiatives, on numerous political campaigns and wherever she may be needed. Mrs. Washington enjoys traveling, reading books and spending time with her family and friends.