Reed offers advice; establishes WSU endowment

The Olympian published an article today interviewing Secretary of State Sam Reed on his 40 years of trademark centrist public service, his advice for today’s lawmakers and public servants, and his plans for retirement.

“My advice is when you walk through that door you are now serving all the people of the state of Washington.  And you can’t forget that for a minute,” Reed said.  “…Your job is not to be the Republican secretary of state; your job is to be the secretary of state for all the people in the state of Washington.”

In retirement, Reed will work with WSU in establishing the endowment for The Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility in honor of Reed’s distinguished record of public service.  He will help with fundraising for the endowment and help to set up a committee to oversee it. You can find our previous coverage on the endowment here.