Jan Angel

Jan Angel
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 26th district
Assumed office
December 17, 2013
Preceded by Nathan Schlicher
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 26th district
In office
January 2009  December 17, 2013
Preceded by Patricia Lantz
Succeeded by Jesse Young
Personal details
Political party Republican

Jan Angel is an American politician of the Republican Party in Washington state. From 2008 to 2012, she has served as a member of the Washington House of Representatives representing the 26th district.[1] She won a November 5, 2013 special election for the 26th district Washington Senate seat, which incumbent Democrat Nathan Schlicher conceded on November 7. After the election was certified on December 4, Angel was sworn in as state senator on December 17.[2][3][4][5]

On November 12, 2012, Angel announced that she would be running for the 26th District State Senate seat left open by Derek Kilmer, who had just won his election as U.S. Representative for the 6th congressional district.[6] Democrat Nathan Schlicher was appointed to fill Kilmer’s vacated State Senate seat on January 17, 2013, the election between Angel and Schlicher took place on November 5 that year, and he conceded the race on November 7.[4][7]

Angel was born and grew up in Colorado and moved to Washington in 1983 where she has worked in realty, finance, and banking.[8] She was first elected to public office as a county commissioner in 2000 and served in that capacity until 2009, when she was sworn in as a State Representative for the 26th District.[8] Angel was re-elected as State Representative in 2012.[6]

As State Representative, Angel served as the ranking minority member of the Community Development Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee and on the Health Care & Wellness and Transportation Committees.[9]

Senator Angel currently serves as Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Housing & Insurance Committee and as Vice Chair of the Trade & Economic Development Committee. She also serves on the Health Care and Transportation Committees.[10]

For her support of small business during the 2011-2012 session, Jan received the NFIB's Guardian of Small Business Award.[11]

Angel lives in Port Orchard with her husband Lynn Williams.[12] She has two daughters, one stepdaughter, one stepson, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.[12]


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