Sen. Padden won't seek re-election

Senator retiring years of service in Olympia

SPOKANE VALLEY - Sen. Mike Padden announced Wednesday, April 3, that he won't seek re-election.

Padden has served as the 4th Legislative District senator since 2011.

"It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve our 4th District in the state Senate these past dozen years," Padden, R-Spokane Valley, said. "After much thought and discussion with my wife, Laura, I have decided it is time to retire from office.

"I appreciate the opportunity to work with all of my legislative colleagues on a variety of issues over these years to make Washington better. I will miss my relationships with eac...


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