Teri Hickel sworn in as 30th District state representative

Rep. Teri Hickel was sworn in as the 30th District’s newest state representative this afternoon. The oath of office was administered by Judge Dave Larson on the floor of the Washington State House of Representatives.
“I am deeply honored that the people of the Thirtieth District have placed their confidence in me to represent them. To be able to serve our community in this new leadership role as state representative is such an honor,” said Hickel, R-Federal Way. “I look forward to the hard work ahead. I’m ready to hit the ground running, work with stakeholders and find solutions for the challenges facing our neighborhoods.”
Former interim CEO of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, Hickel is the founding executive director of Advancing Leadership. The local nonprofit organization teaches adults and youth leadership skills and provides them opportunities to strengthen ties in their community. More than 850 people have graduated from the program.
Hickel has deep roots in the Federal Way community. She has been recognized for her leadership, including being: awarded the “Key to the City” as an outstanding volunteer; presented the Seahawks Community Quarterback Award; recognized as school district outstanding volunteer of the year; and given the Federal Way Community Garden Golden Shovel for outstanding board work.
“Our community has always meant so much to me. I encourage people living in the Thirtieth District to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance. My job is not only to represent them in the Legislature, but to help them navigate state government,” said Hickel. “While it may be considered a part-time Legislature, I will be accessible to constituents year-round.”
Hickel can be reached in her Olympia office by calling (360) 786-7830 or by sending an email to teri.hickel@leg.wa.gov. Her legislative assistant is Lisa Tinsley.
Hickel and her husband of 26 years, Tim, have been residents of Federal Way since 1989. They have two daughters, Morgan, 25, and Mackenzie, 23.
Incumbent Rep. Carol Gregory, D-Federal Way, was defeated by Hickel in the November election. The party divide in the Washington State House of Representatives now shifts to 50 Democrats and 48 Republicans.
The 2016 legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 11.

Rep. Teri Hickel gets swarn in with her daughters and husband by her side.PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Teri Hickel and family following her swearing-in ceremony on the Washington State House of Representatives floor.
Rep. Teri Hickel gets swarn in by Judge Dave Larson

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Teri Hickel, right, getting in sworn in as the 30th District’s newest state representative by Judge Dave Larson.


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