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Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: January 17, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator, Commissioners Office
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No: 2014-009

Pierce and Kitsap county leaders appoint Jesse Young to House seat

(Gig Harbor, WA) - The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners and members of the Pierce County Council, meeting in a rare joint session, voted today to appoint Jesse Young to fill a vacant state House seat representing the 26th legislative district.

Young, a business technology consultant from Gig Harbor, was one of three nominees submitted by the Washington State Republican Party to succeed former Rep. Jan Angel, who was elected to the state Senate. The other two nominees were Adam Berman and Doug Cloud, both of Gig Harbor.

“There were three qualified candidates who prepared well for today’s forum. We heard lots of testimony on behalf of them, and most were in favor of Jesse Young," said Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido. "I look forward to working with him as a representative,” Garrido added.

Young will be sworn in during a special ceremony at the state Legislature, which just convened its 2014 session this week. His appointment lasts through November, when the seat will be on the ballot again.

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014