“I commend my friend for working on our behalf during this unusually toxic time in Washington, D.C.”
StoryMetropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn released this statement after today’s announcement that Congressman Dave Reichert will not run for reelection:
“I want to offer my congratulations to Dave Reichert for his many years of service to our community in the United States Congress--and before that as King County Sheriff. He has done a terrific job and I am very proud of what he has accomplished for all of us.
“Serving in Congress is very challenging and I watched my late mother, Jennifer Dunn, fight many battles there, as Dave has.
“But the environment in Congress has become increasingly challenging for our elected leaders. I commend my friend for working on our behalf during this unusually toxic time in Washington DC.
“To you Dave: you have done a great job and I am very proud to call you my friend. I also want to say a heartfelt thank you to your family for supporting you during your service in Congress. We all owe them a debt of gratitude as well.
“I wish you the very best in your future endeavors. If retirement is part of the plan, you certainly deserve it.”