U.S. Rep. Denny Heck was sworn into office earlier today in Washington, D.C., and his new congressional web site became active. Heck also announced he opened his 10th district office on the third floor of Lacey City Hall.
Heck put out a news release that said the office, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, is available to meet with constituents. Roel van der Lugt, who had worked for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, was named Heck’s district director.
Heck, a Democrat, beat Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri, a Republican, in November’s election, becoming the first person to serve in Washington’s new 10th Congressional District.
The district includes most of Thurston County, including Olympia, radiates west to Shelton and north to University Place and Puyallup.