Senator Jan Angel announced May 18 that she would not run for re-election and will retire at the end of her term in January 2019. Angel said, “I am extremely humbled to have gotten hundreds of texts and emails since my announcement. It is wonderful to know that people have appreciated my service over the last 18 years. It has been a wonderful journey.”
Angel’s public service began in 1999, with her election to the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. In 2007, she was elected to represent the residents of the 26th Legislative District in the Washington House of Representatives. In the special election in 2013, she was elected to the Washington State Senate.
While in the House, Angel served on both the Health Care and Transportation committees. During her time in the Senate, Angel served in leadership positions on the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Senate Local Government Committee and the Senate Law and Justice Committee.
“I consider my best accomplishments, over 18 years of public service, as helping constituent problems and issues to good solutions and outcomes,” Angel said. “That is a daily job and looking back, I am very pleased with how many people I have been able to help. Yes, I have passed many bills into state law, yet the joy still remains taking good care of my constituents and helping them through the red tape of government.”
Three candidates are running for Angel’s seat: Republican Marty McClendon, Democrat Emily Randall and Independent Bill Scheidler.