Rep. Hayes leads lawmakers’ tribute to late House Page Director

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The state House paused in its work Wednesday to pay tribute to a former House page director – the late Gina Grant Bull. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

SATTGAST: Gina Grant Bull grew up in Walla Walla – the daughter of the late Representative Bill Grant. She made her home in Oak Harbor where she served as legislative assistant for former Republican Representative Chris Strow and former Democratic Senator Mary Margaret Haugen.

For two years, she worked for the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, but returned to Olympia in 2015 to lead the House Page program for youth who work at the state Capitol during session.

Representative Dave Hayes remembered Bull as a vibrant woman who made friends on both sides of the aisle and left a lasting impression on young people…

HAYES: “You know, stories of her walking down Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Hearing hollers from across the street, and waves, and kids running up to her and giving her hugs because she had appealed to help them – to smooth their path in school or in life. But it wasn’t only the impression that she left on the youth of our community – it was the value of love that she left behind with our members here.”

SATTGAST: Camano Island Republican Dave Hayes. Gina Grant Bull passed away in October after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 57. A House resolution honoring the late page director passed unanimously.

John Sattgast, Olympia.


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