Senator Rosa Franklin served as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate from 2001-2002 and from 2005-2010 during her years of service in the Senate from 1993 to 2010 and also served as Washington State Representative in Pierce County's 29th district from 1991 to 1993. Ms. Franklin graduated from the University of Puget Sound and received her MS (Masters in Social Science and Human Relations) from Pacific Lutheran University in 1974. Ms. Franklin was the first African-American woman elected to the Washington State Senate. She retired in 2010. More...