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WA Lege Day 1: Swearing them in

OLYMPIA -- Andy Billig, a Spokane Democrat, takes the oath of office on the first day of the legislative session. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- Andy Billig, a Spokane Democrat, takes the oath of office on the first day of the legislative session. (Jim Camden)

Sen. Andy Billig takes the oath of office Monday.

OLYMPIA -- Each Legislative session begins with the swearing in of newly elected members.

In the House, they do it all at once. In the Senate, each re-elected senator is sworn in, followed by each newly elected senator. 

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, who presides over the ceremony, called each one forward with a different adjective in front of his or her name, and Supreme Court JusticeCharles Johnson administered the oath. 




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Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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