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Former Yelm-area Congressional Rep. Jolene Unsoeld honored –
One of this Blogger’s heroes!


Jolene Unsoeld
Photo Courtesy: John Hughes

– “Jolene Unsoeld among outstanding Washingtonians to be honored”
“Olympia’s Jolene Unsoeld, a former state legislator and member of Congress, is included in a collection of Washingtonians in the profile series ‘Who are we? by Legacy Washington.
Legacy Washington began as an oral history program run by the secretary of state’s office, spokesman David Ammons said.”

“The exhibit featuring Unsoeld and other honorees launches at 3 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 25) in the State Reception Room on the third floor of the Capitol.

After the launch, attendees can view the exhibit in the front lobby of the secretary of state’s office on the second floor of the Capitol. The privately funded exhibit will be on display through July.”

“Unsoeld made a reputation for championing open government and environmental issues. In 1988, she was the third woman from Washington to be elected to Congress,” quoting Jerre Redecker, The Olympian.
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– Editor’s note:
Rep. Unsoeld was a hero of mine at the time, when she was a pathfinder for her stands on open government and environmental issues, when such was not fashionable nor popular in the day!
Congratulations to Jolene for this well-deserved recognition.

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