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Dow Constantine


Executive Constantine issues statement on the passing of Jeff Brotman

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King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the passing of Costco co-founder and chairman Jeff Brotman

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“Jeff Brotman epitomized the dynamism and drive of the Northwest. His entrepreneurship, creativity, and plain hard work changed retail as we know it, and made Costco a worldwide brand. Jeff's commitment to the community was legendary, from launching scholarship programs at the University of Washington and Seattle University to helping Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center. Many national and global leaders – including presidents and those who aspired to be president  –  made pilgrimages to his home. His progressive values influenced both business and politics on a national scale. My thoughts are with Susan, their family, and those whose lives he inspired and made better.”
King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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