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By Lou Marzeles

McCabe to be sworn in early

Ceremony in Goldendale on New Year’s Day


Representative-elect Gina McCabe will begin her new position 12 days earlier than the rest of her freshman legislative colleagues.

The new 14th Legislative District representative will be sworn in Jan. 1, 2015, at 1 p.m. on the courthouse steps in Goldendale.

McCabe will take office early because her predecessor, outgoing Rep. Charles Ross, is set to take up his new duties as Yakima County Auditor on Jan. 1 and is resigning his office as representative effective Dec. 31. In order to maintain representative continuity for the 14th District, McCabe will take office as Ross leaves.

In a letter dated Dec. 22 to Gov. Jay Inslee, Ross wrote, “I feel that it is in the best interest of the peop...

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