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Tim Probst

Grants Director

Washington State Employment Security Department

Tim served as the Governor’s advisor for welfare reform and workforce development in Illinois, then moved to Washington state to be the CEO of the state’s workforce association. He later ran for the legislature and became Vice-chair of Appropriations for Education, where he authored the Washington State Opportunity Scholarships Act, which is the nation’s largest public-private college scholarship for low and middle income families. Tim currently serves as the Grants Director for Washington’s Employment Security Department and co-chairs Governor Jay Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Work Group. Tim enjoys hiking and skiing with his family, and he is the author of Joe Lake Journal: A Better America After the Corona Crisis.

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