McCoy: Billy Frank Jr.’s ‘legacy will live on’

Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, released the following statement on the passing of Billy Frank Jr.

“Billy Frank Jr. will be remembered for the important work he did as a tireless advocate for tribal rights and the environment.

“His courage to stand up for the fishing rights of American Indians has served as an inspiration to tribal members in the U.S  and indigenous people around the world.

“He will be missed, but his legacy will live on.”

Nelson: Our state lost a ‘true legend’

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below on the passing of Billy Frank Jr.

“Today our state lost an activist, an environmentalist and a true legend in Billy Frank.

“He put his own personal safety at risk time after time, willing to sacrifice everything for what he believed in.

“It is a sad day, but it allows us to reflect on a life well-lived, a life that was spent dedicated to others and to making our world a better and more equal place.”