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Fri., June 29, 2012, 9:12 a.m.

STA wins high-profile fan

Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, seen in 2006, will step down from his post and serve the remainder of his term as an associate justice. (FILE / Associated Press)
Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, seen in 2006, will step down from his post and serve the remainder of his term as an associate justice. (FILE / Associated Press)

We may have found a spokesman for a Spokane Transit Authority ad campaign.

Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander has been flying to Spokane every couple weeks in the last few months to serve as one of the Spokane's five Use of Force commissioners.

After he disembarks from his plane at Spokane International Airport, he takes a Spokane Transit Authority bus downtown.

"I really enjoy that bus ride," Alexander said. "It's really a handy way to get in from the Airport."

(This praise for the bus was unsolicited when I asked him a few questions after Thursday's Use of Force Commission meeting.)

Alexander is reimbursed for his plane trip and often a meal when he's in Spokane. He usually flies in the morning and flies out after the meeting

He does not bother getting reimbursed for the $1.50 bus ride.




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Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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