The official Web site of Lt. Governor Brad Owen of Washington State. Site includes news, photos, events, speeches and contact information.
http://www.ltgov.wa.gov/ - May 23, 2013 7:22:18 PM - Dec 4, 2004 10:44:21 AM
Governor signs bill creating license plates for Seattle Seahawks/Sounders FC fans
Legislators, youth and organization representatives crowd behind Gov. Jay Inslee at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on May 17 as the governor signed legislation creating specialty license plates for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders F.C. as seen in approximation below. Although the final design still needs official approval from three state agencies, these should match closely to what you will see on vehicles starting in January, 2014 when the plates go on sale. Proceeds from the plate sale will primarily benefit two non-profit organizations that serve Washington youth. Lt. Gov. Owen asked for the legislation by executive request, and it was co-sponsored by state senators Tracey Eide and Curtis King. You can get answers to questions about the plates via the Seahawks and Sounders online and see the full ceremony on TVW below. (Photos courtesy Legislative Photography Services).
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Pierce County plant casts rings for new Seattle tunnel, creates 130 jobs in process
Lt. Governor Owen joined several other dignitaries May 15 at an event at FPS EnCon Precast in Frederickson, Pierce County to celebrate the creation of 130 jobs by the company's location there. FPS, a division of the Spanish conglomerate Dragados SA, is fabricating 1,450 precast concrete rings that will be used for the new downtown Seattle tunnel project replacing the viaduct. With the lieutenant governor is Ignacio Segura, the CEO of Dragados SA, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy and Luis Fernando Esteban, the honorary consul for Spain for Washington. See more coverage in the Seattle Times. (Courtesy photo)
Governor Jay Inslee, flanked by King County Executive Dow Constantine, left, and Lt. Gov. Owen, unveils the state's first-ever aerospace industry strategy and kicks off the state's effort to win Boeing's decision to assemble the 777X airplane in Washington. The governor spoke at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo on May 9. More coverage on KPLU and in The Herald.
Governor kicks off state's bid to assemble Boeing 777X airplane series in Washington
Governor Jay Inslee, flanked by King County Executive Dow Constantine, left, and Lt. Gov. Owen, unveils the state's first-ever aerospace industry strategy and kicks off the state's effort to win Boeing's decision to assemble the 777X series of airplanes in Washington at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo on May 9. The governor discussed freight mobility, or the ability to get products to the plant on time through the state's transportation corridors, as a key to his aerospace strategy.
Owen gives his insights on caucus system
What is the caucus system as it applies to the state's Senate and how well is it working this year? Lt. Governor Owen provides his views on the system on TVW's Inside Edition. You can view online above, or on TVW starting at 7 p.m. May 9.(check listings for air times).
Lt. Governor's gavel closes regular session
Members of the Washington Senate and staff await Lt. Governor Owen's pound of the gavel to mark closure of the 2013 regular session of the Washington Legislature on April 28. Gov. Jay Inslee has called a special session beginning May 13 so the legislature can pass the state's operating budget and finish other business. You can hear some of the lieutenant governor's perspectives on the session and watch the closing minutes on TVW. (Washington Legislature photo).
Senate resolution honors first American ascent of Everest
American mountaineer Jim Whittaker, a lifelong resident of the state of Washington and the first American to climb the tallest mountain in the world, speaks to the state Senate on April 16 following passage of Resolution 8655 commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Everest summit. Sitting at Lt. Governor Owen's right is retired Washington Congresswoman Jolene Unsoeld, whose late husband Willie Unsoeld pioneered the difficult West Ridge route to the summit three weeks after Whittaker's ascent. Unsoeld also spoke. You may watch these proceedings online via TVW. Outside Magazine has published a detailed, multi-media account of the first American expedition to Everest in its current online edition. (State Legislature photo). _______________________________________________________ .
Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC license platebill passes state House, moves to governor
A bill authorizing specialty license plates for Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC fans passed the House Thursday and now moves to the governor's desk for signature. The bill was introduced at the request of Lt. Gov. Owen. Read about the latest action in our news release.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates urges students to "stand up, do what's right'
Lt. Governor Owen introduces former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the Fort Vancouver Trust's Marshall Lecture at Hudson Bay High School in Vancouver on April 11. Gates urged the students to take a cue from General George Marshall, a man whom Gates said was one of his greatest inspirations, by "standing up and doing what is right" just as Marshall did. Extensive coverage of the day, along with a video of the lieutenant governor's introduction and Gate's lecture, can be found on The Columbian's web site.
Italian Ambassador to U.S. visits Olympia Lt. Governor Owen and Claudio Bisogniero, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, exchanged gifts in Owen's office on April 5 as part of the ambassador's visit to Washington to discuss aerospace and economic development issues. Bisogniero was the first Italian ambassador to visit Washington state since 1978. He also gave remarks on the Senate floor, below. Also seen, at left, is Franco Tesorieri, the honorary consul of Italy for Washington. (Washington State Legislature photo).
Lt. Governor and Linda Owen honored
for contributions to international community
Lt. Governor Owen and his wife, Linda, were the guests of honor at a March 31 banquet in Seattle's International District. The lieutenant governor was honored for his contributions to the international community. On the same evening, the lieutenant governor received the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America's 2013 Glenn Galbreath Spirit Award for "excellence in advocacy and legislative leadership in children, veterans and the disabled communities." Below he is pictured with the chapter's executive director, Ernie Butler, sitting and past executive director Skip Dreps. The charity event was organized by the NW Asian Weekly. (Courtesy photos).