The manner in which the late Sid Snyder approached public service is a model that today's politician's should emulate, AWB President Don Brunell writes in his weekly column.
By the time Snyder died Oct. 14 at age 86, his legacy as a true citizen legislator was already secure. Just a few years after he retired as Washington Senate majority leader, elected leaders from both parties voted to honor him by re-naming the street leading to the Capitol in Olympia as "Sid Snyder Avenue," Brunell writes.
Snyder, he said, bridged differences and fashioned compromises. He genuinely like the people he worked with in the Capitol, and he respected the process by which laws are made.
"In future years, people will walk down Sid Snyder Avenue and some young child may ask who Sid Snyder was," Brunell writes. "For those of us who knew, admired and worked with him, the answer is easy. He was a gentleman who liked people and worked tirelessly to do his best to help them"