Representative Dan Kristiansen re-elected Leader of the Washington State House Republicans

Group elects leadership team, looks forward to 2015 legislative session

Rep. Dan Kristiansen has been re-elected by his legislative colleagues to be Leader of the Washington State House Republicans. Kristiansen was unanimously chosen for his leadership post during the group’s reorganizational meeting today.

“I’m honored to continue serving as the House Republican Caucus Leader. I’m privileged to work with hard-working state lawmakers who are dedicated to their communities and the state. Everyone is excited about the work ahead and bringing solutions to the table,” said Kristiansen, R-Snohomish. “As I travelled the state this year, I heard consistent themes in every community. People are worried about the economy and their family budgets, they are tired of broken promises from government, and they want our students to be successful. They also want a balanced approach in Olympia. The House Republican agenda will be based on the concerns and aspirations of the constituents we represent.”

has represented the 39th District since 2003. He is a former small business manager and owner. Kristiansen and his wife, Janis, have three children and live in Snohomish.

The Washington State House Republicans picked up four additional seats in the 2014 general election earlier this month. They now have 47 members.

The Washington State House Republicans also elected the rest of their leadership team:

Deputy Leader: Rep. Joel Kretz, 7th Legislative District

Caucus Chair: Rep. Shelly Short, 7th Legislative District

Floor Leader: Rep. J.T. Wilcox, 2nd Legislative District

Whip: Rep. Paul Harris, 17th Legislative District

Assistant Floor Leader: Rep. Matt Shea, 4th Legislative District

Assistant Floor Leader: Matt Manweller, 13th Legislative District

Additional leadership positions will be appointed in the upcoming weeks.

The legislative session will begin January 12 and is scheduled to run 105 days.

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