Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, was sworn into office Tuesday by Secretary of State Bev Clarno.
Gov. Kate Brown also attended the ceremony in the House chamber. Bryan Iverson, the new lawmaker’s husband, held a Bible during the swearing-in. Several family members also attended.
Breese-Iverson represents House District 55, which includes all of Crook County and portions of Deschutes, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties.
“I am humbled and excited to serve the hard-working citizens of House District 55 as their state representative,” Breese-Iverson said in a statement.
“I look forward to advocating for them in Salem.”
Breese-Iverson was selected last week to finish the term of Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, who resigned his seat July 1 to take an appointment as a judge on the circuit court for Jefferson and Crook counties.
A real estate agent and ranch owner, Breese-Iverson worked in Salem for former Sen. Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, and former House Speaker Karen Minnis, R-Wood Village.
House Minority Leader Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass, welcomed Breese-Iverson to the 22-member House GOP caucus.
“Vikki’s roots in Central Oregon are deep and wide,” Wilson said in a statement. “As a small business owner, fifth generation rancher, community leader and mom, she brings a wealth of valuable experience to Salem.”