|| January 17, 2014
|| Rebecca Pirtle, Communications and
Volunteer Coordinator, Commissioners Office
|| 360.337.4650 or
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications
Pierce and Kitsap county leaders appoint Jesse Young to
(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,”
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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