Nguyễn tapped for Senate environment chair
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Majority Democrats in the Senate chose their committee chairs this week and one of the caucus’s youngest and brashest members came away with a big prize.
Sen. Joe Nguyễn1, who will begin his second term representing the West Seattle-centered 34th District2 in January, was named chair of Environment, Energy, and Technology, a post currently occupied by Sen Reuven Carlyle, who didn’t seek reelection.
Nguyễn’s ascension to the post is noteworthy for a variety of reasons. First, it’s a significant generational shift; he’s some 18 years Carlyle’s junior.
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