Rep. Greg Gilday sworn into office, announces committee assignments
Rep. Greg Gilday, R-Camano Island, was officially sworn in today as a State Representative for the 10th Legislative District, which includes all of Island County, and parts of Skagit and Snohomish Counties.
In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Gilday says his top legislative priorities include fiscal responsibility, helping job-producing businesses get back on their feet and getting students back in school.
“I'm excited to get to work. One of the primary tasks of legislators this year will be adopting a new two-year budget. Tough times mean tough choices,” said Gilday. “The good news is that instead of a steep decline in state revenue, we will see some modest growth. Here's why that's important: To rebuild our economy, we can—and must—adopt a budget without demanding more in taxes.”
“For a freshman legislator, it's quite an honor to be asked by my colleagues to help lead these committees. They will both be in the spotlight this session,” said Gilday. “My assignment on the Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee puts me on the front lines of defending our state's constitution and the individual rights of all Washingtonians. And my work on the Housing, Human Services and Veterans Committee means I'll be helping to identify solutions to our state's growing housing affordability problems, homelessness and services for our veterans.”
Along with those assignments, Gilday will serve as a member of the House Capital Budget Committee, which considers many of the long-term infrastructure investments for Washington State.
“The funding choices made by the Capital Budget Committee, in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, will be instrumental in helping our communities recover,” continued Gilday. “I'm looking forward to developing a plan that benefits the people of the 10th District and the state.”
In addition to the aforementioned committees, Gilday will also serve on the House Rules Committee, which considers all bills reported from policy and fiscal committees and determines whether, and in what order, to schedule their consideration on the floor of the House.
The 2021 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 11, and will convene for 105 days.
###Washington State House Republican Communications