Jan. 14, 2013
CONTACT: John Sattgast, Broadcast Coordinator – (360) 786-7257 / Studio – (360) 786-5046
Hawkins takes oath as 12th District’s newest state representative (audio)
Legislator: Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee
Date Recorded: Jan. 14, 2013
Run Time: 1:04 Voicer: OpeningDay-Hawkins-SattgastVoicer-011413.mp3
SUGGESTED LEAD: Facing a multitude of challenges, including the need to close a billion-dollar budget gap, the state Legislature began its scheduled 105-day session Monday. Among those sworn into office is a new state representative from the 12th Legislative District. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.
(VOICE CUT: OpeningDay-Hawkins-SattgastVoicer-011413.mp3 – 1:04 – Out cue: John Sattgast, Olympia)
Sattgast: With state Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen administering the oath. . . (Voice cut [In two pieces] – CLIP1-Oath-OpeningDay.mp3 – Run time :11 seconds – Out cue: . . .Washington State Representative.)
MP3 File Madsen: That I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties. . . Sattgast: 98 lawmakers repeated their promise. . . House members and Madsen: That I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties. . .Of the office of a Washington State Representative. . . Sattgast: And they were sworn into office, including Brad Hawkins of East Wenatchee. (Voice cut – CLIP2-Hawkins-OpeningDay: Run time :02 seconds – Out cue: . . .the 12th District.)
MP3 File Hawkins: “I’m excited to represent the 12th District.” Sattgast: Hawkins was a member of the Eastmont School Board and will now be the first state representative from the 12th District to serve on the House Education Committee since the 1970s. Meeting the requirements of the state Supreme Court to fully fund education will be one of the biggest challenges of the 2013 session. And Hawkins, a Republican, says he will be working to make sure education is funded first in the budget before any other state programs. (Voice cut: CLIP2-Hawkins-OpeningDay: Run time :09 seconds – Out cue: . . .fund it first.)
MP3 File Hawkins: “The state of Washington constitution says that education is the state’s paramount duty, and I believe we should fund it, and we should fund it first. “ Sattgast: Hawkins will also be serving on the Capitol Budget Committee as well as the House Business and Financial Services Committee. John Sattgast, Olympia.
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