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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Ron Sims HUD appointment

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2009

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today released the following statement on Ron Sims nomination for deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“I would like to share my utmost congratulations to Ron on this extraordinary national leadership opportunity. Ron’s many years of experience managing the 13th largest county in the United States will serve him well as deputy secretary of HUD.

“While it is bittersweet to see my friend Ron leave our great state, he will be a wonderful representative of the Northwest in the other Washington. This is a challenging time for the housing sector and Ron is the right person to ensure people have stable affordable housing during these difficult times. His diverse array of skills and dynamic spirit will make him an invaluable advocate for HUD.”