Manka Dhingra was recently sworn into office as state senator for the 45th Legislative District. Courtesy photo

Manka Dhingra was recently sworn into office as state senator for the 45th Legislative District. Courtesy photo

Dhingra sworn in as senator for 45th District

Dhingra’s swearing in gives Democrats a 25-24 majority in the Senate ahead of the 2018 Legislative session.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:24pm
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Manka Dhingra was sworn in Wednesday as the state senator for the 45th Legislative District.

Dhingra’s swearing in gives Democrats a 25-24 majority in the Senate ahead of the 2018 Legislative session.

“I’m humbled and proud to represent the communities of the 45th Legislative District,” she said in a press release. “I promise to represent each and every one of my constituents with integrity, honesty and a commitment to solving problems with my colleagues — regardless of their party affiliation. We have a lot of work ahead of us. I am confident that by working together we can make progress toward a better future for our district, our state and our country.”

A King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney and longtime advocate for women, children and veterans, Dhingra is slated to serve as vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice and Human Services & Corrections committees in 2018.

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