Hayes sworn in as newest 10th District Legislator

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, was sworn in Jan. 14 as a Washington State representative for the 10th Legislative District. He took the oath of office on the first day of the 2013 legislative session, while his family watched from the House chamber wings.

“Being sworn in today was one of the best experiences of my life. I am honored to serve, and will put 10th District citizens at the front of all my decisions and actions in Olympia,” said Hayes.

The 10th District includes all of Island County along with parts of Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Hayes and his family have lived in the district for 16 years, and serves as a sergeant in the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. On Jan. 1 he stepped aside as President of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) in order to serve as an elected official.

During the 2013 legislative session Hayes will serve on three House committees:

  • the Education Committee which considers issues relating to K-12 education;
  • the Transportation Committee which considers the transportation budget, revenue sources for transportation funding, and issues relating to transportation policy and transportation agencies; and
  • the Public Safety, as assistant ranking member, which considers issues relating to law enforcement, crime prevention, criminal penalties and sentencing.

“My committees really represent my priorities as a legislator,” Hayes said. “I look forward to focusing on education and transportation, as I know the importance they hold in our state and district. And I plan to be a strong voice on the tools law enforcement needs to ensure public safety.”

Hayes’s Olympia office will be maintained by his Legislative Assistant, Tawnya Smith. Contact information for the Representative is as follows:

467 John L. O’Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7914

Hayes will be sending email updates during the legislative session, and he encourages 10th District citizens to sign up through his Web site houserepublicans.wa.gov/hayes.


Washington State House Republican Communications