December 29, 2008

Rep. Steve Hailey passes

By Randy Hodgins

Rep. Steve Hailey of Mesa (9th District) died Sunday morning after a year-long battle with colon cancer.  First elected to the House in 2006, Rep. Hailey was a long-time rancher and a former President of the Washington Cattleman’s Association.  He recently announced plans to step down before the 2009 session began.  You can find more details  at the Tri-Cities Herald.  Our condolences to Rep. Hailey’s family and friends.

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