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Schoesler leads Senate in honoring the lives of John and Lois Spellman


February 15, 2018

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate paused during deliberations Feb. 13 to remember former Gov. John Spellman and former First Lady Lois Spellman and their service to the people of state.

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler (9th District – Ritzville) led the remembrance, which concluded with the passage of a resolution honoring the couple. Lois Spellman passed away Jan. 25 at age 90, just nine days after her 91-year-old husband’s passing. 

Schoesler spoke of the former Republican governor’s major accomplishments during his 1981–85 term, starting with his strong support for K-12...

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