Michelle Caldier sworn in as 26th District state representative

Michelle Caldier joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives by taking the oath of office to represent the 26th District today. It was also the opening day of the 2015 legislative session in Olympia, scheduled to last 105 days.

“The ceremony was a proud moment for me, but humbling at the same time,” said Caldier, R-Port Orchard. “To stand in the House chamber and sit where so many great leaders have made laws for our state is awe-inspiring. I'm thrilled to get started serving my constituents.”

In the ceremony, Caldier swore to: “uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the State of Washington, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of a Washington State Representative to the best of my ability.” The oath is made by anyone elected to statewide office.

“I take the oath and my responsibilities as a state representative seriously. These aren't just words – I will follow them with how I act,” Caldier said.

Caldier will serve on three House committees: Education, General Government & Information Technology and Health Care & Wellness.

“These are great assignments for me, as they reflect my strengths as well as my goals for the session,” said Caldier. “Education will be and should be our top priority as a state. The General Government and Information Technology Committee considers issues dealing with making state agencies more efficient and responsive, and that's something I believe we can constantly improve upon. Being a dentist caring for the most vulnerable population, the Health Care and Wellness Committee was a perfect fit and I look forward to bringing my perspective to the Legislature.”

Caldier can be reached at her office in Olympia by calling (360) 786-7802 or e-mailing michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov. Visitors to the capital can find her office in the John L. O'Brien building, office number 417. Her website is www.representativemichellecaldier.com, where constituents can sign up for her periodic e-mail updates.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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