Rep. Kelly Chambers elevated to leadership role on two House committees

The House Republican Caucus has elevated 25th District Rep. Kelly Chambers to a leadership role on two House committees for the 2021-22 biennium.

The Puyallup lawmaker will serve as ranking member of the House College and Workforce Development Committee, which considers a wide range of issues that affect Washington's colleges and universities, such as governance, financial aid, tuition, distance learning, workforce development, and apprenticeships.

“I was the first member of my family to go to college, so to have the opportunity to serve as ranking member of a committee designed to help students achieve their dreams is quite special,” said Chambers, R-Puyallup. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to make college as accessible and affordable as possible, and to ensure all of our institutions of higher education are serving students well.”

Chambers will also serve as assistant ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, which considers the operating budget and fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation.

“As we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic, legislators must focus on crafting policy and a budget that will provide a catalyst for robust economic growth,” Chambers added. “Washington families are struggling, as are tens of thousands of small business owners who have worked tirelessly to create jobs and provide much-needed products and services. They need our help. I can't wait to get to work on their behalf.”

In addition to the aforementioned committees, Chambers will continue serving on the House Commerce and Gaming Committee.

The remote 2021 legislative session will begin Monday, Jan. 11.


Washington State House Republican Communications