Democrat Chris Reykdal of Tumwater is poised to start his legislative career as a committee vice chairman. More exactly: he’ll be vice chair of the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee in another two weeks.
It looks like a natural fit for the new 22nd-district representative. His day job prior to winning election over GOP candidate Jason Hearn on Nov. 2 was as deputy director of the state agency overseeing technical and community colleges. Reykdal’s committee appointment was one of dozens announced by House Democrats in Olympia last week (I’m catching up).