Keiser to serve as president pro tempore of state Senate

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:12pm
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Sen. Karen Keiser. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Karen Keiser. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will serve as president pro tempore of the state Senate, presiding over the chamber when the lieutenant governor is absent.

In addition to these duties, Keiser will chair the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.

Securing a one-seat majority after a special election victory in Washington’s 45th Legislative District, Senate Democrats will now set the docket for policy committees and floor voting.

“I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to help run the Senate effectively during this critical juncture in Washington state history,” said Keiser, who presents District 33. “There is significant work to be done and we are committed to ensuring that every voice is heard as we demonstrate, once more, what effective governance can do for the hardworking people of our state.”

Keiser will continue to serve as a member of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee and the powerful Senate Ways & Means Committee, which produces the operating and capital budgets. She will also be a member of the Rules Committee.

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