05. August 2023 · Comments Off on Ag and Rural Caucus -Celebrating Ken Caylor · Categories: Committee News, Recent Events

Celebration of Ken Caylor’s Life

Celebration of Life

Ken Caylor
2:00 pm 
5 August 2023
Othello Senior Center
755 N 7th 
Othello

Ken Caylor

Ken Caylor passed 14 June. Ken was a giant among Democrats, an ARC founder, and a personal mentor. I first met Ken in his role as chair of the State Party Resolutions Committee, a role that he held many years. I held him in awe as he would work with both the large egos of committee members and the technical detail of the submitted resolutions. He was a master of shepherding the flood of paperwork to the Central Committee floor in a coherent form. He had a gift for gently letting people know that their pet project did not quite make the cut. I learned from Ken only a few of the many ways he was able to say “no” and leave people understanding why. 

Ken was a passionate advocate for rural Washington, and especially eastern Washington. He returned to the floor time after time to speak against ill-considered resolutions targeting farming and rural culture. Calls to remove precipitately the Snake River dams without regard for the consequences were an insult to his values and his judgement, and he communicated both effectively.

I will miss Ken. He was a gentle, wise friend.

Please join Barb, his partner in life and politics, in a celebration of Ken’s life.

Don


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