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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on passing of former state legislator, R. Lorraine Wojahn

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2012

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement after learning of the passing of former state legislator, R. Lorraine Wojahn:

“Pierce County and the state of Washington have lost a great legislator. Lorraine was a champion and advocate for the poor, disabled, women, children and seniors - she was one of our state’s pioneer women legislators who helped pave the way for others. Her work in public health and public health awareness, her leadership to create of the Department of Health and her support for the Washington State History Museum and University of Washington campus in Tacoma are significant reminders of the exemplary work she accomplished during her 32 years as a legislator. Her leadership and commitment to her community and our state will be missed but not forgotten.

“Mike and I send our thoughts and prayers to her son, Mark, her family and many friends.”