Statement from Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) on the resignation of Sen. Jeannie Darneille

“I have had the pleasure of serving as Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seatmate since I became a representative nearly nine years ago. As a new legislator, she supported me with grace and good guidance. For 20 years, Sen. Darneille has been a tireless advocate for Washingtonians and their families, whether in our district or throughout our state. She is the right person at the right time to be the Assistant Secretary of Women’s Prisons. She will bring the same tenacity to fight for the needs of those impacted by the criminal legal system and I wish her the best on her new journey.”