Angel chosen as Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance chair

Today, Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, was chosen to lead the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, building on years of industry experience and legislative leadership. After previously serving as co-chair and vice-chair of the committee, Angel now takes the reins of one of the Senate’s more challenging subjects.

“I’ve spent years in banking and insurance,” said Angel, senator for the 26th Legislative District. “I’ve already put this experience to use by leading on these issues in the Legislature,” “I hope to continue providing consumer protections that adapt to changing products and technology while maintaining a stable and competitive environment for business in Washington.”

Angel spent 14 years in banking and also served as a licensed insurance agent and co-owner of a property casualty insurance company.

Angel was also chosen to serve on the newly formed Senate Local Government Committee, returning to her roots in local issues based on her eight years spent as Kitsap County Commissioner. In that role, she served as a leader at the state and national levels through positions on the Washington Association of Counties and National Association of Counties.

Angel will also serve on the Senate Law and Justice Committee where she hopes to focus on Department of Corrections issues, particularly addressing the women’s penitentiary in her district in Purdy.

“Each of these committees play an important role in protecting our citizens, our local community and building a stronger future for all,” said Angel. “I’m grateful for the trust of my colleagues in choosing me for these roles and look forward to using these positions to make our government work better for our people, our communities and our state.”

The Washington State Legislature will reconvene for the 2017 legislative session on January 9th.