Rep. Ruth Kagi Honored as the YMCA Legislative Champion

Friday, January 31, 2014

Rep. Ruth Kagi named YMCA Legislative Champion

On Thursday, January 23rd, Rep. Ruth Kagi accepted an award from the YMCA as the organization’s Legislative Champion. Rep. Kagi has been an advocate for children and families throughout her entire career. The award was presented by Bob Gilbertson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. 

While presenting the award, Gilbertson emphasized that Rep. Kagi has been a strong champion for children and families in the Washington House of Representatives. Gilbertson spoke of her passion, practicality and perseverance. “Even in the face of tough times, Ruth fights hard to build strong, safe communities for our children and families,” Gilbertson said.

Rep. Kagi has served the 32nd legislative district in Olympia for 15 years, focusing on improving the quality of early learning and child care and strengthening foster care. Kagi credited the YMCA, pointing out that the legislature would not have accomplished nearly as much were it not for the support of the Y and similar organizations. She also mentioned the need for smart, dedicated public servants, and encouraged all the youth in attendance to one day run for office.

The mission of the YMCA is to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA is currently running its annual campaign. To donate call 206-363-0446 or visit the website.


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