Newly elected 4th District Representative Rob Chase officially takes office today

Rep. Rob Chase has officially started his duties representing the 4th Legislative District as the 2021 Legislature convened on Monday.

Due to COVID restrictions, Chase was sworn in Friday by Spokane County District Court Judge Richard Leland in Spokane. However, his term did not begin until today, Monday, Jan. 11.

“I am humbled and honored the constituents from the 4th Legislative District felt confident enough in me to represent them in the Legislature. Now it is time to get to work,” said Chase, R-Liberty Lake. “Our state is facing some big challenges and with a virtual session before us, it is important we work together on solutions to help our families, communities and businesses struggling with the restrictions and shutdown orders in place.” 

Chase was recently appointed as the assistant ranking Republican of the House Children, Youth and Families Committee.

“The pandemic has had a very detrimental impact on our youth's mental health and other children's issues that come before this committee,” said Chase. “I look forward to working on behalf of all of our young people and find common ground on solutions to address mental health, child care and early learning issues that come before the committee.”  

He will also serve on the Finance and Community and Economic Development committees.

“My job on the Finance Committee will be to protect the hardworking taxpayers from unnecessary or new taxes. I am expecting tax proposals related to capital gains, income, carbon and fuel just to name a few,” said Chase. “With the impact COVID has had on our local communities and economy, I expect the economic development committee to get a lot of attention this session. The committee reviews legislation and issues related to economic resiliency, small business assistance, tourism, broadband – all things critical to the success of our local communities and their economies.”

The 2021 legislative session is scheduled for 105 days. Due to the pandemic, floor sessions and committee hearings will be conducted virtually.

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