Jacobsen sworn into Washington State House of Representatives, will serve as assistant whip

Puyallup Republican Cyndy Jacobsen took the oath of office a little earlier than expected, this week, to serve as a state representative for the 25th Legislative District.

Jacobsen, R-Puyallup, was sworn in before the first day of session because former state representative, Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, took the oath of office in the Senate, Monday.

Gildon’s move to the Senate meant his seat in the House was available for Jacobsen to move in and begin her official legislative duties a week early.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be in this position and I look forward to helping the entire state of Washington move in the right direction,” said Jacobsen. “I know people and businesses are struggling during this difficult time and I am glad to begin serving as an advocate for everyone in the 25th District.”

Jacobsen has been assigned to three committees for her first term in the Legislature. She will be the assistant ranking member of the College and Workforce Development Committee and will serve on the Appropriations and the Community and Economic Development committees, as well.

Jacobsen will also begin her legislative career as an Assistant Whip in the House Republican Caucus, where she will help maintain decorum during floor action and caucus meetings.

The 25th Legislative District represents part of Pierce County, including Puyallup, South Hill, Midland, Fife, and part of Parkland.

The 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 11 and is scheduled to last 105 consecutive days.


Washington State House Republican Communications