Editor’s note: The following is a press release from Washington State House Republicans.
Eric Robertson was recently sworn into office as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives for the 31st Legislative District. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Pro-Tem Timothy G. Edwards administered the oath on Jan. 8.
Robertson was elected in November, having previously served in the House from 1994 to 1998. He returns to the House of Representatives with a leadership role as assistant ranking member of the Transportation and Commerce and Gaming committees. Additionally, he will serve on the Local Government and Rules committees.
“It’s an honor to be back in the state House of Representatives representing the great people of the 31st District. Washington is a strong and vibrant state, but we are facing many challenges,” said Robertson, R-Sumner. “I believe the challenges can be met, but we have tough work ahead of us. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”
Robertson says his focus is on responsible state budgeting without raising taxes, reining in the power of the executive branch, and fighting for every citizen’s individual rights.
“I’m humbled to step into a leadership role as the assistant ranking member on two important committees. I also look forward to working alongside my colleagues to find solutions to turn our state around so that individuals, businesses, and families can once again thrive and prosper.” said Robertson.
The 31st District includes Pierce and King Counties, including the Muckleshoot Nation and the communities of Auburn, Enumclaw, Greenwater, Crystal Mountain, Buckley, Wilkeson, Carbonado, South Prairie, Alderton, McMillan, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, Sumner, and Edgewood.
The legislative session began on Jan. 11 and will convene for 105-consecutive days.