Angel named ranking Republican on Senate banking, insurance committee

Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, will continue being an influential voice on the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee after recently being named ranking Republican on the panel.

Angel served as the committee’s chairman during the 2017 legislative session after previously serving as its co-chair and vice-chair.

“My long experience working in banking and insurance has helped me lead on these issues in the Legislature,” said Angel, who serves the 26th Legislative District. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to provide 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 was national banking director of the National Association of Bank Women. She also served as a licensed insurance agent and co-owner of a property casualty insurance company.

In addition, Angel will continue serving on the Senate Local Government Committee as assistant ranking Republican, an assignment that allows her to keep using her previous experience as a Kitsap County commissioner for eight years. Angel was ranking Republican on both the House Local Government Committee and House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee before joining the Senate.

Angel also has been chosen as assistant ranking Republican on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, on which she has served for one year.

“These three committees play an important role in protecting our local community and building a stronger future for the state,” Angel said. “I’m pleased to continue serving on them, and I appreciate my colleagues for choosing me to stay in these roles. I look forward to using these positions to make our government work better for the state and our community.”

The Washington State Legislature will reconvene for the 2018 legislative session on Jan. 8.