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Congratulations to Legislative District 39 Senator Keith Wagoner

Sedro-Woolley Mayor Keith Wagoner became the newest Republican state senator Wednesday.

Wagoner was appointed to fill the vacancy in the 39th Legislative District created when Republican Kirk Pearson, of Monroe, resigned in November to take a job in the Trump administration.

Wagoner will represent residents of a sprawling legislative territory encompassing swaths of rural Snohomish and Skagit counties, and a sliver of King County. The portion of the district in Snohomish County includes the cities of Arlington, Monroe, Sultan, Gold Bar and Index.

Because the district spills into three counties, the five Snohomish County Council members, three Skagit County commissioners and nine King County Council members met Wednesday to collectively make the appointment. The meeting took place in the Snohomish County Council chambers.

“I am super excited,” he said shortly after getting sworn in. “I was happy to see a unanimous decision, which I did not expect.”

​​​​Keith Wagoner