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Dozier, Klicker officially sworn into office

COVID-19 restrictions have many lawmakers working and being sworn in from their offices


January 14, 2021

Washington State House Representative serving the 16th Legislative District, Mark Klicker and Washington State Senator, Perry Dozier.

Republican Mark Klicker was officially sworn into office as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives to serve the 16th Legislative District on Friday, January 8, 2021.

"I am very humbled and honored to serve the people of the 16th District," said Klicker, in a release. "These are challenging and unique times in the state. We need to come together on both sides of the aisle to find solutions that help everyone, and get Washington moving forward again."

As he begins his term in the legislature, Klicker will serve on four committees: Rural Development, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee, the Transportation Committee, and Rules, and the Environment and Energy Committee as the assistant ranking member.

The 16th District stretches from Prosser to Dayton and includes cities not limited to Walla Walla, Benton City, and Pasco.

Along with many other lawmakers, Washington State Senator Perry Dozier was sworn into office last week ahead of session, from his own office.

"I'm excited to be here," Dozier said in a release. "There's so much we can accomplish for small business, for agriculture, for the people of Southeast Washington. We face enormous short-term challenges in rebuilding our economy after our COVID shutdown, everything from making sure unemployment benefits are delivered on time to staving off the impact of business-tax increases.

"But it's what comes next that is most important. Creating a sound business climate, promoting educational opportunities from preschool to college, and ensuring that state government spends responsibly and wisely. In the 16th District, partisanship has never been more important than getting the job done, and I am honored that the people of my district have elected me to carry on the tradition."

Dozier has been assigned to the Senate committees on Human Services, Reentry and Rehabilitation, Early Learning and K-12 Education, and Financial Institutions and Insurance.


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