Prior to closing down, the motto for Olympia Beer was “It’s the water.”

Based on recent news from the Attorney General’s Office, there is definitely something in the water in Washington that leads to our leaders being recognized nationally.

Yesterday a press release was issued announcing that Attorney General Rob McKenna has been selected by his peers to be President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

This means that Washington now has elected officials leading two major national organizations. Governor Gregoire was selected last year by her peers to be Chair of the National Governor’s Association (NGA).

Incidentally, Gregoire also served as President of NAAG in 2000 while Attorney General.

But Washington’s national finger prints don’t end there. Secretary of State Sam Reed previously served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

Congratulations to all three for their past and present recognition as national leaders.


[Reprinted with headline changed from the Washington Policy Center blog.]

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