OLYMPIA – The Senate Republican Caucus issued the following response to the announcement by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Olympia, that she is retiring from the Washington State Senate when her current term expires at the end of this year. Becker will not run for reelection.
Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville:
“Randi is my pal. When she was the chair of the Senate Health Care Committee, she forced me to become literate in health-care issues and work with the other body. I appreciated that. When you are caucus leader, the caucus chair is your right arm. She’s my confidant and my friend. I will miss working with her, but I know she is excited to move on to the next chapter.”
Senate Republican Deputy Chair Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake:
“Senator Becker will be missed in the Senate. Her background as a medical clinic manager not only helped her be an effective Republican Caucus Chair, but also gave us a better understanding of health care in general. I especially enjoyed her keen sense of humor, her caring nature for all members and staff of the Senate and her absolute dedication to the people of her Legislative District. She exemplifies the meaning of a true public servant.”
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, ranking on the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee:
“Randi has been a delight to work with and I have learned a lot from her practical knowledge in the health care space. I will miss her cheerful smile, but I know she will be smiling more broadly as she pursues her passion of sorting through rocks on the hillsides of Wyoming.”