Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Helen Sommers--Veteran Washington Legislator

Helen Sommers, who was the first Democrat elected from her district in decades in 1972, and would continue in the Washington House Of Representatives for 36 years, has died.  Today, of course, her district, as is most of Seattle, totally dominated by the Democratic party.  Sommers had the second longest legislative career in Washington history.  She was known for being socially Liberal and fiscally moderate.  She also, at many times, chaired the house appropriations committee.
Helen Sommers was 84.

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