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U.S. Rep. Heck’s statement on the death of Booth Gardner, a governor he served, admired

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm with No Comments »
March 16, 2013 3:34 pm
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U.S. Rep. Denny Heck put out a statement today on the passing of former Gov. Booth Gardner, whose unlikely career in politics is chronicled here by his hometown paper, The News Tribune:

Statement on the Passing of Former Washington Governor Booth Gardner

Olympia, Washington – Congressman Denny Heck has released the following statement on the passing of former Washington Governor Booth Gardner. The Congressman served as Chief of Staff during Governor Gardner’s second term (1989-1993).

“Booth Gardner will be remembered for many things.  He will be remembered for his impish sense of humor and never-failing common touch.  He will be remembered as the original turnaround expert for a then-troubled Pierce County government. He will be remembered as a governor who guided an historic amount of progress while never tooting his own horn.

Mostly though, he will be remembered as a leader whose natural style of civility, respectfulness and collaboration served our state very well. We could certainly use more Booth Gardners today. And I will forever remember Booth Gardner as my boss, mentor and the dearest of friends.”

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