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WA Lege Day 1: Baumgartner sworn in

State Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers congratulates Sen. Mike Baumgartner after swearing him in. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)
State Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers congratulates Sen. Mike Baumgartner after swearing him in. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

 

State Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers congratulates Mike Baumgartner after swearing him in Monday.

OLYMPIA -- With much less drama than Senator-elect Nick Harper's swearing in, Sen. Mike Baumgartner of Spokane's 6th District took the oath of office on the opening day of the session



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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