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Former legislator Jeannette Wood dies at 88


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 8:43am

Washington State Legislature

Jeannette Wood, in a photo from 1988.

Republican Jeannette Wood, who served the 21st Legislative District, died Jan. 9 at age 88. The district serves Edmonds, Woodway, Mukilteo, and portions of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

She was born Feb. 19, 1932.

Wood was appointed to the House of Representatives in July 1988 to serve an unexpired term. She served in the House until her appointment to the Senate in 1994, where she served until 1999.

"While Ms. Woods served well before I became involved in local politics, she did leave behind a great legacy for the 21st District to work pragmatically and across the aisle to serve our cons...

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