State Relations

January 3, 2008

Fromhold to Retire After Current Term

Happy New Year UW state relations blog readers!  Hope all of you had a restful and enjoyable holiday.

Here’s a story from this morning’s Vancouver Columbian in which Rep. Bill Fromhold (D-Vancouver) announces he will not seek re-election to his 49th district seat next fall.  He plans to become the executive director of the Mentoring Advanced Placement (MAP) program, based in Vancouver.  His wife, Marcia Fromhold, will serve as MAP assistant director.

Fromhold, 65, has an extensive background in education, with 22 years at the Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver, the last 14 of which as the superintendent.  He has also served as president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.  He was originally elected to the state legislature in 2000 and currently serves as chair of the House Capital Budget Committee.