State Sen. Joe Nguyen has been elected vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee by his Senate colleagues. He will step into the role while continuing to serve as chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.
Nguyen was appointed to the role on Sept. 21. In his new role, he will oversee allocation of Washington’s $70 billion operating budget and play a prominent role in shaping the future of Washington.
“This committee plays a pivotal role in shaping Washington’s fiscal stability, and I am committed to working diligently to ensure we craft budgets and policies that promote prosperity and opportunity for all,” Nguyen said.
He will officially step into the role following a full vote of the Senate on the first day of the 2024 Legislative Session.