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January 15, 2013
CONTACT: Stephanie Davenport,
Public Information Officer - (360) 786-7031

Former city council member Kochmar officially a state representative

LindaRep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way, took the oath of office yesterday, January 14. She is now an official representative of the 30th Legislative District. Although this will be her first term, it is far from her first experience with government. Among other positions, Kochmar has served as mayor and  city council member of Federal Way for 15 years.  
“I’m honored to be a chosen voice for the people of the 30th District. Our communities have such diversity and potential. I am dedicated to making life for those in my district even better. I will always be thinking of them when making decisions in Olympia,” Kochmar said.
In the oath of office, Kochmar stated, “I hereby affirm that I will uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Constitution of the State of Washington, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of a Washington State Representative to the best of my ability.”
Kochmar will serve on four House committees: Business & Financial Services; Local Government (as assistant ranking Republican); Technology and Economic Development; as well as Transportation.
“There is much to be done in order address the budget, education funding, and getting Washington working again,” Kochmar said. “I’m excited to get started and appreciative of this opportunity to serve.”
The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to last 105 days. Kochmar can be reached at her office by calling (360)786-7898 or via e-mail at

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