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Walther promotes civics

I recently addressed Jennifer Walther’s Leadership Class at Ferris High School. I was able to speak to the students about civic involvement and getting out the informed vote. Such opportunities are rare and yet very important because we have a responsibility to posterity to leave them at least as good a world as they were born into. Recent generations have dropped the ball in this regard.

I salute Jennifer and her class for creating a venue for elected officials to talk with future leaders at an early stage in their lives.

Rob Chase

Spokane County treasurer

Spokane


 

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