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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Statement from Congressman Denny Heck on the passing of Helen Sommers

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released a statement following the announcement of the passing of former State Representative Helen Sommers:

“Helen Sommers never stopped working for the people of Washington state, and she represented the residents of the 36th District for 36 years with distinction. Her intellectual prowess was unmatched, and combined with a hardnosed work ethic she became a formidable force for higher education, fiscal responsibility, and women’s rights. She will be forever remembered, respected, and admired for what she was able to accomplish, as well as her incredible grasp on some of the most-pressing legislative issues of our time. I will miss our arguments and her amazing hugs. She was a great legislator and an even better person.”

A short biography of Helen Sommers’ life is available on the Washington State Legislature’s website.