Dhingra sworn in as 45th Legislative District senator

Manka Dhingra (right) is sworn in on Wednesday as the state senator for the 45th Legislative District at the King County Courthouse in Seattle. 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,” Dhingra said. “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.” Dhingra is pictured with judge Kristin Richardson, her husband, Harjit Singh, and their two children who go to Redmond Middle School and Redmond High School. Courtesy of Sharlett Mena