Newly Elected 42nd District Representative Vincent Buys officially takes office today

Today during the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Legislature State Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, was officially sworn in to represent the citizens of the 42nd Legislative District.

“The opening ceremony and the swearing-in were humbling and I feel privileged to be serving in the Washington State House of Representatives,” Buys said. “We have lot of work to do and I am ready to represent my constituents.”

“Throughout the last year I have stated we are at a crossroads in Washington State and the constituents from the 42nd Legislative District felt confident enough to send me to Olympia and take us in the right direction. Now it is time to get to work. We need to address our unsustainable budget, focus on job creation and education, and create a much more transparent government,” Buys said.

“I have experience in the day-to-day world that will be helpful in Olympia, Buys added. “As a small business owner I have faced the daily challenges and burdens that our government has put on the business community. It has become increasingly difficult to make a living and provide jobs.”

Buys committee assignments also relate to his business background and the needs of the 42nd Legislative District. He will be serving as the assistant ranking minority member on the House Business and Financial Services Committee.  He is also on the Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Higher Education committees.

“My business experience will be beneficial in working on the Business and Financial Services Committee. Growing up on a dairy farm, I know how important agriculture and natural resources are to our region. I am also looking forward to working on higher education issues with Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Tech in our legislative district,” Buys said.

Buys can be reached at his legislative office at (360) 786-7854 or His mailing address is P.O. Box 40600, Modular D-204, Olympia, Wash., 98504-0600. He encourages constituents to contact his office with questions or concerns.



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