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Appreciation for Legislature’s departing public servants
Thursday, May 3, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - The governor’s signature on the 2012 supplemental operating budget wasn’t day old when the state Capitol was rocked Thursday with news that Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown will not seek re-election this fall. A Spokane stalwart and 20-year veteran of the Legislature, Brown is the latest in a growing line of announced retirements and departures.
Those in higher education circles will recognize the names of others, perhaps most notably Rep. Phyllis Kenney of Seattle, Rep. Glenn Anderson of Fall City and Sen. Jim Kastama of Puyallup. Others, such as Craig Pridemore of Vancouver, have championed the regional campuses WSU has developed in their communities.
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