Sen. Ranker: Billy Frank is “One of the greatest American leaders we have known”

May 5th, 2014|

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the statement below in response to the passing of Billy Frank earlier today:

“Today we lost one of the greatest American leaders we have known when Billy Frank Jr. passed.

“I have known Billy for years and so very much appreciated his total and complete dedication to his people, our state and our planet.

“I will sincerely miss his wisdom, advice (solicited or not), his incredible humor and his hugs (usually accompanied by a “you old son of a gun”).

“Billy Frank’s incredible influence on the Salmon Nation, our state and the United States will be everlasting. “I will miss you dearly my friend.” “Good relationships don’t just happen. We have to work together to build and maintain a strong foundation of trust and commitment to keep a relationship healthy and strong.” – Billy Frank Jr. Jan. 2014