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Is DSHS secretary Quigley a force for ‘disruptive’ change at state’s largest agency? Senate to confirm him on March 18

The appointment of  Democrat Kevin Quigley as the new state Department of Social and Health Services secretary is scheduled to be confirmed March 18 in the state Senate, where he served nearly two decades ago and had a hand in health-care policy.

Jim Brunner of The Seattle Times has done a thorough profile of Quigley, the state senator-turned-corporate lawyer and later president of an Everett shipyard who now takes the helm of the largest state agency with about 17,755 employees, which often finds itself in the news when things go wrong – which might be inevitable given the agency’s difficult duties.

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