SR 8680 – 2019-20Honoring Congressman Dennis Heck.
Feb 17 Adopted. Read more
“State Senate honors U.S. Rep. Denny Heck for career that began in the state Legislature”
“U.S. Rep. Denny Heck’s journey in elective office began in 1976, when he was elected to the state House of Representatives at the age of 24.
“On Monday [Feb 17], he returned to the Legislative Building as the Senate approved a resolution honoring him for his work in the Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Heck, a Democrat, has represented the 10th Congressional District that includes parts of Thurston, Pierce, and Mason counties since 2013. He announced in December that he will not seek re-election this year, saying the discourse in Washington, D.C., left him feeling discouraged.”
“Heck served five terms in the state House, and was Gov. Booth Gardner’s chief of staff from 1990 to 1993. Gov. Christine Gregoire in 2009 appointed Heck to the board of trustees of his alma mater, The Evergreen State College, and he served for two years,” by James Drew, The Olympian. Read more