Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, became the 26th District’s new state senator when she took the oath of office at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 17. The ceremony was at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard, the same place she served as a county commissioner for eight years prior to becoming a state representative in 2009.
Angel won the Senate seat in a special election Nov. 5. She will become the first Republican woman in Washington’s history to serve as a state senator in the 26th District.
“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. It is a great honor to continue my service as I move to the upper chamber of the Legislature,” said Angel in a news release. “There is much yet 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 Washington’s transportation system. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”
The oath of office was administered to Angel by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes.