Rep. Joyce McDonald sworn in as state representative for 25th District


Rep. Joyce McDonald
, R-Puyallup,
was officially sworn in today as the newest representative from the 25th Legislative District. McDonald has previously served five terms in the Washington State House of Representatives, from 1997-2001 and again from 2003-2009.

“I am privileged to once again serve the people of the 25th District,” said McDonald. “There are a number of challenges facing Washington state and I consider it a great honor to work across the aisle to find creative, common sense solutions.”

McDonald's top legislative priorities for the session include improving the business climate to help grow good, family wage jobs, education funding, and transportation improvements.

“The children of Washington state deserve a world class education,” said McDonald. “No one person has all of the answers for funding education, so I look forward to working with legislators from all corners of Washington to provide the very best for our future leaders.”

Improving SR 167 and the I-5 JBML corridor are also at the top of McDonald's transportation priorities.

“Improvements in our transportation system are necessary to keep our economy moving” said McDonald. “We owe it to the people to make sure they're well taken care of and scheduled improvements move forward on time and within budget.”

The 25th Legislative District includes Fife, Midland, Puyallup, South Hill, and a portion of Parkland.

McDonald can be reached via email at Joyce.McDonald@leg.wa.gov or by calling (360) 786-7968. Visits to the Capitol campus are encouraged. Constituents are asked to call in advance and schedule an appointment with McDonald's legislative aide, Dianna Hawkins. Letters can be mailed to Rep. McDonald's office at P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600.

The legislative session began today, Jan. 9, and will last for 105 consecutive days.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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