“Former Gov. Dan Evans sits in the Washington state Senate chamber, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Evans, who served three terms as governor and later was a U.S. senator, was honored with a resolution for his years of public service.” Photo By Rachel La Corte/AP
– “Former Gov. Daniel J. Evans honored by Senate”
“Daniel J. Evans, former Washington state governor, legislator, college president and U.S. Senator, was honored by the Washington State Senate Wednesday morning [Jan. 14], to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his first gubernatorial inauguration.
‘There are no Republican schools and no Democratic highways. There are no liberal salmon. There are no conservative parks,’ Dan Evans said to the Senate, which gave him a standing ovation.”
“Evans was 39 when he was elected governor in 1964. He served as governor for 12 years a record that has been unmatched since then. [Gov. Evans will be 90 on October 16th.]
During Evans tenure as governor, he started a state department of ecology, and created a number of councils to address issues important to women, Native Americans, Asian Americans, energy policy, thermal power plant siting, mental health services, and the prevention of drug abuse. The Evergreen State College, which later appointed him president, was founded during his tenure<" quoting Venice Buhain, The Capitol Record.
– Gov. Evans is January’s Alaska Airlines magazine cover story.
The Alaska Airlines magazine features Gov. Dan Evans as this month’s cover story, in the seat back pockets on all of their January flights.