Bellevue, December 6 – WSRP Chairman Susan Hutchison issued the following statement today:
“Congratulations to Dino Rossi, who has been selected to serve as State Senator from the 45th Legislative District. Dino was the first choice of the PCOs in the district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andy Hill, and the King County Council approved the PCOs’ recommendation by a vote of 8-0.
“Dino previously served in the Senate for more than six years. In the Senate, he became noted for his wide-ranging experience with budgeting and consensus-building. When the GOP gained the Senate majority in 2002, he became Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and in that role led the successful effort for a budget that closed a huge deficit without raising taxes.
“The citizens of the 45th Legislative District and the State of Washington will be well served by State Senator Dino Rossi.”