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Secretary Reed in Spokane

Secretary Reed in Spokane

Secretary Reed is in Spokane this week for the annual Elections Conference and other meetings while in the “Lilac City.” On Tuesday, he visited Lewis & Clark High School, where he presented Principal Shawn Jordan with a certificate touting the school’s centennial. Reed also spoke to a history class while visiting the high school. Earlier in the day, Reed spoke to the Downtown Spokane Kiwanis Club. Please follow and like us:

Visiting Snohomish County

Visiting Snohomish County

Secretary Reed plans to visit all 39 counties in Washington during his last year in office, and he’s continuing that quest with a two-day visit to Snohomish County this week. Here he is shown speaking to the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club Wednesday morning about the importance of civility and moderation in politics and society. Please follow and like us:

College civics tour, Day 4: mustaches in Tacoma

College civics tour, Day 4: mustaches in Tacoma

During his morning visit to Tacoma Community College, Secretary Reed and others donned fake mustaches to fit in with students there who wore Western clothing and mustache buttons saying “Voting Looks Good on You.” Reed also is visiting Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College in Steilacoom and Pacific Lutheran University on the fourth day of his annual college civics tour. Please follow and like us:

College civics tour, Day 2: Shoreline CC

College civics tour, Day 2: Shoreline CC

Secretary Reed is spending the second day of his annual college civics tour in King County, visiting North Seattle Community College, Shoreline CC, Edmonds CC, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia CC and Bellevue College before heading south to Pierce County to meet with students at The Evergreen State College’s branch campus in Tacoma. Here he is shown with a group of students at Shoreline. Please follow and like us:

College civics tour, Day 1: WSU Vancouver

College civics tour, Day 1: WSU Vancouver

As we blogged earlier, Secretary Reed has begun his annual college civics tour, during which he’ll visit a whopping 45 campuses this spring to talk about the importance of voting and giving back to the community. Here, he and Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey (far back) are shown with students at WSU Vancouver. Please follow and like us:

Reed goes back to school

Reed goes back to school

He might be over 70 and nearing retirement, but Secretary Reed is young at heart. In fact, he loves going back to college every spring – lots of them. Reed has kicked off his annual college civics tour with a visit Monday at Centralia College, followed by stops at Washington State University’s Vancouver campus and Clark College and an evening gathering at The Evergreen State College. He’ll see students at many other campuses this week and next week and will…

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A nice surprise for CFD contest winner

A nice surprise for CFD contest winner

(From left to right: WSECU’s Suzanne Klenk, Lisa Glassmeyer and Secretary Reed) It was just another regular workday for Lisa Glassmeyer of DSHS until her boss called a stand-up meeting at 2 o’clock last Thursday afternoon. That was when Secretary Reed walked into the front doors of the lobby in Office Building 2 and presented her with the grand prize. Shock washed across Glassmeyer’s face when she found out that because of her generous donation during the Combined Fund Drive’s…

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Another Costco booze measure back on ballot

Another Costco booze measure back on ballot

A Costco-backed liquor privatization initiative will be on the statewide ballot for the second year in a row. Initiative 1183 officially received the green light to go before Washington voters this fall when Secretary Reed certified it Thursday morning. His assistant, Ingrid Pharris-Goebel, stood by before she returned the signed document to our Elections Division. Here is the I-1183 certification. Our Elections Division’s signature checking team completed its random sample review of I-1183 late Wednesday afternoon. The I-1183 sponsors submitted…

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Youth Academy gives back to the community

Youth Academy gives back to the community

Secretary Reed visited the  Washington Youth Academy in Bremerton, and gave a presentation on community service and encouraged students to get involved in small ways.  His theme, “Find Your One Thing,” inspires citizens to give back to their communites, state and country just one single action and small step at a time to make a difference.  Students at the Academy are familiar with community service since it takes at least 40 service hours to graduate from the program.  Although, many students volunteer more…

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