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Washington House Republicans elect Rep. Dan Kristiansen as their leader

Washington House Republicans unanimously elected Rep. Dan Kristiansen as their leader Saturday. Kristiansen replaces Rep. Richard DeBolt, who stepped down due to health concerns on April 17.

“I appreciate the confidence my colleagues have shown in me, but this isn’t about me. This is about a group of 43 Republican lawmakers who are dedicated to creating jobs, improving our education system and protecting hard-working taxpayers,” said Kristiansen, R-Snohomish. “It’s a unique time to come in as leader, but we are all united and will continue to advocate for solutions to get Washington working.”

Kristiansen, 50, was first elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2002. He represents the 39th District. Kristiansen and his wife, Janis, are small business owners. They have three children and have lived in Snohomish County for more than 25 years.

“I’m pleased with the leadership elections and the continuity in this time of change,” said DeBolt, R-Chehalis. “We all know Dan will do a great job and continue the tradition of servant leadership in our caucus.”

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In your service,

Dan Kristiansen

State Representative Dan Kristiansen, 39th Legislative District
426A Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7967 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000