Rep. Jeff Holy begins second term with goals, leadership position

The 2015 legislative session began in Olympia, and Rep. Jeff Holy was sworn in to his second term representing the 6th Legislative District. He also begins the new term as the ranking Republican on the House State Government Committee.

“I’m excited to be back in Olympia and working for the people of the Sixth District,” said Holy, R-Cheney. “This new leadership position will allow me to have a greater say in how we can make our state agencies more efficient and responsive to the needs of the people. I’m honored to be named to this position and I look forward to working with the chair of the committee to hold effective public hearings and thoroughly vet all ideas that come before us.”

The House State Government Committee considers issues relating to the processes of state government, including state agency rulemaking, procurement standards, e-government and public employment. The committee also considers issues relating to elections, campaign finance, public disclosure and ethics in government.

Holy said his goals for the 2015 session are to prioritize education funding in the state operating budget and foster economic growth in the Spokane region and across the state.

“Though the statistics may say recession is over, it may not feel like it for many people. Our state is still stabilizing and our economy is fragile,” Holy said. “Anything we can do to provide predictability for job creators and encourage investment in our state should be the focus of the Legislature right now.”

The 2015 session is scheduled to last 105 days.