Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement on the passing of former Governor Mike Lowry:
“Former Washington Governor Mike Lowry was a dedicated champion for the vulnerable. His tenacity on behalf of children, the elderly, and the poor culminated with a historic, progressive achievement when he passed a statewide health insurance program in 1993. He extended coverage to 140,000 adults and 195,000 low-income kids.
“His determined fight for liberal ideals will always be remembered by the working people whose lives he put front and center every day during his 20 years of public service, first as a King County Council member, then as a member of Congress, and finally as a scrappy governor.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”