Rep. Bill Jenkin takes oath of office, sworn in as 16th District state representative
Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, was officially sworn into office as a state representative today to serve the 16th Legislative District. Additionally, Jenkin was also selected as one of three freshman lawmakers to escort statewide elected officials to the rostrum during the ceremony.
“I'm looking forward to serving the people of the 16th District,” said Jenkin after being sworn in. “We live in a unique and diverse region that deserves every opportunity to compete economically on both the state and national levels.”
Education and developing economic vitality will be Jenkin's top priorities this session.
“Fully funding education in a bipartisan way while reducing each school's reliance on local levies will be imperative this year,” said Jenkin. “And equally important will be supporting and protecting the small businesses, agriculture and wine industries that help the 16th District thrive.”
The District stretches from Prosser to Dayton, and includes Walla Walla, Benton City, Pasco and many other smaller communities.
Jenkin can be reached at his legislative office at (360) 786-7836 or by email at Bill.Jenkin@leg.wa.gov. His Legislative Aide is Marge Plumage and she is happy to help schedule meetings for constituents visiting the Capitol campus in Olympia. Letters can be mailed to Rep. Jenkin's office at P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600.
The legislative session began today, Jan. 9, and will last for 105 consecutive days.
###Washington State House Republican Communications