Washington law makers mourn sudden death of Senator Scott White

Washington State Sen. Scott White was found dead in his hotel room at the Suncadia Resort on October 21, 2011.

Members of the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, are mourning the sudden death of Sen. Scott White who was found dead at the Suncadia Resort on October 21. White was attending a conference on setting a regional economic vision.

“We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Senator Scott White – our friend, colleague and respected member of our Caucus. Scott was a trusted colleagues and beloved friend,” Majority Leader Lisa Brown said. “Scott was a trusted colleague and a beloved friend.” “He was an extraordinarily talented leader and an accomplished legislator. The nobility and honor with which he approached his role as an elected official was rare, and his commitment was unprecedented.  He was ambitious, yet humble and positive about what he called ‘our shared community values.’”

Gov. Chris Gregoire issued the following statement:

“My heart goes out to the family of Senator Scott White tonight. Scott was a dedicated public servant and champion of important issues in Olympia. He was never afraid to tackle the difficult problems – and did so with a positive attitude, which I always appreciated. I found him to be an absolute pleasure to work with, and a legislator who served his district and the entire state well. He had a bright and promising future ahead of him. My family and I will keep Scott and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

“I am stunned to learn the awful news of Scott’s unexpected death.” Said King County Executive Dow Constantine in a written statement. “Scott was a colleague and a friend, a rising star in the Legislature, and a champion for his district and for King County. Scott was always dedicated to public service.”