OLYMPIA – Sen.  Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, has been chosen by his colleagues to serve as the ranking member on the Senate Health Care Committee as the legislature convenes the 2014 session.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work on helping people in our state have access to affordable, quality healthcare,” Pedersen said.
The Senate Democratic Caucus announced committee changes for the session, which started Monday. Pedersen will also serve on the Senate Law and Justice Committee and the Trade and Economic Development Committee.
Pedersen, who represents the 43rd Legislative District, served as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee for five years before his appointment to the Senate in December.