King County (WA) Executive Ron Sims has accepted the nomination to become deputy director secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Sims has done a great job as county executive, and will bring good stuff to HUD.  But why should we Blenders care, you ask?  Sims is a true civil rights leader, and has been a steadfast ally to the LGBT community.  His pro-equality sensibility infuses everything he does, so I know that he isn’t just taking the urban planning part of himself to “the other Washington”.  We’ll have a true ally at HUD.

Best of luck on your confirmation, Exec. Sims!

Laurel Ramseyer

Laurel Ramseyer


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