Jenkin takes oath of office

Former School Board member begins term


Rep. Bill Jenkin takes the oath of office yesterday in Olympia.

— A Prosser man is now serving his district as a state legislator.

Rep. Bill Jenkin took the oath of office yesterday and was sworn in as a 16th District state representative

A former school board member, Jenkin was also selected as one of three freshmen lawmakers to escort statewide elected officials to the rostrum during the ceremony.

“I’m looking forward to serving the people of the 16th District,” Jenkin said 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,” he said.

“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. It includes Walla Walla, Benton City, Pasco and other communities.

Jenkin can be reached at his legislative office at 360-786-7836 or by email at

Letters can be mailed to Jenkin at P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600.

The legislative session began yesterday and will last for 105 consecutive days.


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