Rep. Klicker takes oath of office, sworn in as 16th District state representative

Republican Mark Klicker was officially sworn into office as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives, Friday, to serve the 16th Legislative District.

Klicker was elected in November and will take over the seat previously held by former state representative Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser.

“I am very humbled and honored to serve the people of the 16th District,” said Klicker, R-Walla Walla. “These are challenging and unique times in the state. We need to come together on both sides of the aisle to find solutions that help everyone, and get Washington moving forward again.”

Due to the pandemic, Klicker was unable to travel to the state Capitol to be sworn in. Instead, like many legislators this year, he took the oath of office, remotely from home.

Klicker will serve on four committees as he begins his first term in the Legislature. He has been appointed as the assistant ranking member of the Environment and Energy Committee. He will also serve on the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Transportation Committee, and Rules.

“I look forward to working with all to find common ground to help the 16th District and the entire state prosper,” said Klicker. “I want every individual and family in Washington to thrive.”

The 16th District stretches from Prosser to Dayton, and includes Walla Walla, Benton City, Pasco and many other smaller communities. The legislative session begins Jan. 11 and is scheduled to last for 105 consecutive days.


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