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Memorial scheduled Saturday in Gig Harbor for Tom Huff, former state budget architect

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on April 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm |
April 16, 2013 7:23 pm
Tom Huff, chairman of the Washington State House Appropriations Committee, spoke at a Jan. 7, 1997 press conference in Olympia, Wash. (Bruce Kellman/The News Tribune)
Tom Huff, chairman of the Washington State House Appropriations Committee, spoke at a Jan. 7, 1997 press conference in Olympia, Wash. (Bruce Kellman/The News Tribune)

A memorial for former state representative Tom Huff will be Saturday, according to friends and family.

The Celebration of Life for Tom Huff will be at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 3510 Rosedale St. NW in Gig Harbor, with a reception to follow.

Most recently, Huff was the House Republican pick for the four-person state commission that finished redrawing Washington’s political boundaries last year.

He served in the state House from 1995 to 2000, where he chaired the Appropriations Committee.

The state budget architect joined the House after a career as an executive for Sears.

He died Sunday from pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 80.

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