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!