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Angel to take oath Tuesday for senate seat
State Rep. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) will be sworn in as the 26th District state senator at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Room 212.
The oath will be administered by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes
Angel, who has served as the district’s state representative since 2009, defeated Sen. Nathan Schlicher (D-Gig Harbor) in the November general election. The race between the two candidates was the most expensive state senate race in state history at about $3 million.
She will become the first Republican woman in Washington’s history to serve as a state senator in the 26th District.
Prior to being elected to the state Legislature, Angel served eight years as Kitsap County commissioner.
“I am grateful for the support of the citizens, not only in our district but throughout the state, and humbled by the confidence they have entrusted in me,” said Angel. “It is a great honor to continue my service as I move to the upper chamber of the Legislature.
Angel said there is work to be done in the Legislature to expand job opportunities, revitalize our state’s economy, build our future through a better education for our children and improve the state’s transportation system.
“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work,” Angel added.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony. The courthouse is located at 614 Division St., Port Orchard.