Oct. 10, 2011
Statement on the passing of former Washington Governor Albert D. Rosellini
King County Executive Dow Constantine today expressed sadness at the passing of Washington State's 15th governor:
It has been an honor to get to know Governor Rosellini over the last couple of decades. He swore me into office when I was first elected to the Washington State Senate, and he has provided humor and wise counsel through the years.
His impact on Washington during a transformative period in our history cannot be underestimated. He was elected governor in 1956, helped the region step onto the world stage through the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and drove construction of much of our major infrastructure. These were formative years for me, and I will always remember the Governor fondly. Our responsibility is to preserve and renew his generation's legacy.
He was a good Governor, and a good guy, and he will be missed.