• Creator
  • Sims, Ron; Greaves, Gary
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1990
  • Description
  • Ron Sims is a politician and civic leader. In 1985, Sims was elected to the King County Council and was reelected in both 1989 and 1993. In 1996, he was appointed King County Executive after the previous holder of the office, Gary Locke, was elected governor of Washington. For the next 12 years Sims served as the Executive of Martin Luther King Jr. County in Washington State, winning reelection in 1997, 2001 and 2005. He then entered national ... more
    Ron Sims is a politician and civic leader. In 1985, Sims was elected to the King County Council and was reelected in both 1989 and 1993. In 1996, he was appointed King County Executive after the previous holder of the office, Gary Locke, was elected governor of Washington. For the next 12 years Sims served as the Executive of Martin Luther King Jr. County in Washington State, winning reelection in 1997, 2001 and 2005. He then entered national politics and was appointed by President Obama (and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate) to the post of Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2009 to 2011. less
  • Format
  • Oral histories
    audio/flv
    Digital, mono. Converted from analog recording 32bit/44.1kHz. 2011
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