Saturday, March 16, 2013

Former Governor Booth Gardner Dies

Booth Gardner, a Washington State Democrat who defeated a sitting Republican governor in the year that President Ronald Reagan won his second term by a landslide has died.  Gardner, who's stepfather was a Weyerhauser executive defeated John Spellman in 1984 and began a streak of Democratic Governors in Washington that continues today.  Gardner had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease for many years and lead the effort for Washington to become the second state in the union to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill.


George Vreeland Hill said...

Thank you for your service and RIP.

George Vreeland Hill

Mike Barer said...

Thank you! He definitely was a great leader for our state!