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August 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

With Spokane’s newest City Council member, an Olympia connection

The Spokane City Council this week appointed city worker Karen Stratton to a vacant seat its council.

In his story for The Spokesman-Review, friend and former colleague Nick Deshais points out that Stratton has a connection to the Capitol Campus: Her mother was Lois Stratton, a longtime state lawmaker. Appointed to a Spokane state House seat in 1979, according to her official bio, Lois served there until being elected in 1984 to the state Senate for two terms. Read her full bio here.

Appearing to have lost no feistiness to age, Lois Monday night said of her daughter: “She’ll do a good job … Most of all, she’s not going to be a partisan flunky.”

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