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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on passing of former state legislator, Sid Snyder

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2012

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight issued the following statement after learning of the passing of former state legislator, Sid Snyder:

“Washington state government has lost one of its giants. Sid was unique and irreplaceable. Over the course of five decades, literally rising from his start as an elevator operator in the state Capitol, Sid set the standard for public service. He was humble, dedicated, a doer, world-class story teller and, above all, a family man. Sid was legendary for getting things done and for his never-failing courtesy and civility. He represented his district and the people of our state with principle, dignity and modesty. They just don't come any finer than Sid Snyder.

“Mike and I send our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Bette, his family and legions of friends.”