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McDermott statement on the retirement of Larry Phillips



Metropolitan King County Councilmember Joe McDermott released this statement on today’s announcement by Council Chair Larry Phillips that he will not seek reelection:

“It has been a privilege to serve alongside Council Chair Larry Phillips.

“Public service is a challenging and rewarding endeavor and we are quite fortunate that Larry Phillips has devoted the majority of his life to this cause. I cannot overstate his commitment to our County, our state and our communities during his tenure in public service. He is a leader in growth management, transit, and environmental stewardship.

“In my tenure as Budget Chair and as a member of the King County Council, Chair Phillips has been a mentor, a friend, and a valued colleague.

“His service will be missed and I wish him all the best in what I doubt will be a restful retirement!”

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