Inslee statement on retirement of Lt. Gov. Brad Owen

March 8, 2016

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OLYMPIA – “I join 7 million Washingtonians in thanking Brad Owen for his long-time service to the state of Washington.

“Starting on the Shelton City Commission and then the House of Representatives and Senate, Brad’s four decades of representing his community have left an impact on our state. As the presiding officer of the Senate for the past 20 years, his steady hand and leadership has helped maintain order and civility in a sea of change.

“From his work mentoring youth and leading the fight against substance abuse, to promoting economic development to grow our economy, Brad’s dedication and work for the people of his community and all Washingtonians has been paramount.

“Brad has always hit the bull’s-eye as an archer and Lieutenant Governor. And after 40 years in service to the people of Washington, I’m sure Brad is looking forward to a few more fishing and hunting trips next year. Trudi and I wish him and Linda all the best in whatever their future holds. “

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