Ryu selected vice chairwoman of business and financial services committee

Majority Democrats in the state House of Representatives have selected 32nd District State Rep. Cindy Ryu as vice chair of the Business and Financial Services Committee, which considers licensing and regulation of businesses and professions, issues relating to insurance, banks and credit unions, as well as consumer protection issues relating to motor vehicles, financial services, and insurance.

“I am excited to assist Chair (Troy) Kirby in considering and passing bills this upcoming session,” Ryu said last week. “I look forward to working with my colleagues and community members to make Washington state an even better state for businesses, consumers, and well-paying jobs.”

Ryu will continue serving on the Transportation Committee, tasked with writing the transportation budget, finding revenue sources for funding, and considering issues relating to transportation policy and agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol.

Ryu also keeps her seat in the powerful Rules Committee, which is where all bills are subject to consideration to determine which ones will go to the House floor for a vote.

In her first term in office, Ryu served on the Community and Economic Development and Housing Committee. A few weeks ago, several policy committees were restructured in preparation for the 2013-14 biennium, narrowing the focus of some and expanding the duties of others. This committee broadened its scope, becoming the new Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee.

Ryu will serve on this new panel, which, in addition to retaining oversight of community development and all aspects of housing, will take on a wide range of issues, including tribal-related legislation, veterans, and parks and recreation.

Ryu recently won re-election in the 32nd District, which includes south Edmonds, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County, Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, and part of northwest Seattle,

Ryu is an applicant for appointment to fill the seat on the King County Council that Attorney-General-elect Bob Ferguson will vacate in January.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com

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