Braun: Retiring Senator Reuven Carlyle kind, professional public servant

OLYMPIASenate Republican Leader John Braun shared the following comments upon learning that Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-36th District, announced he does not plan to run for re-election this year.

“Reuven has served a long and distinguished career both in the House and Senate. I’ve had many opportunities over the years to work with him on a number of challenging issues. We sometimes disagree, but he’s always been kind and professional. He’s always worked in good faith and stands up for what he believes is in our state’s best interest. I thank him for his service and wish him the best for the future. His constituents are losing a dedicated leader.”