Press release from Susan Hutchison, Washington State Republican Party Chair: On the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, we offer our comfort and prayers to the families of the 2,977 innocent victims who lost their lives that September morning. We also honor the first responders who courageously [...]
Press release from Susan Hutchison, Washington State Republican Party Chair: Since my election to Chair of the WSRP I have declared that my goal is to elect good Republicans to work with good Democrats to do good for the citizens of Washington State. For 20 years in public office, Brian Sonntag was one [...]
John Carlson of Talk Radio 570 KVI (Seattle) interviews WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison. Listen to the interview here.
Washington Republicans Elect Former News Anchor Susan Hutchison as New State Party Chair by Bryan Myrick (NW Daily Marker), August 24, 2013 SPOKANE — Republicans in Washington State decided to draw from outside its ranks Saturday to replace recently resigned Washington State Republican Party Chair Kirby Wilbur, electing former television news anchor and King [...]
Please call or email your county’s GOP State Committee members to urge them to support my candidacy. Here’s a link to the GOP State Committee contact information: http://www.wsrp.org/state-committee TOGETHER WE CAN WIN! I’m Susan Hutchison and I’m running for Washington State Republican Party Chair. I’ve reached this decision with the enthusiastic support of [...]
Fourth of July from the Hutchison deck. Our Lego Statue of Liberty (a family project) stands tall with fireworks in the sky.
Eric Metaxas, best selling author of Amazing Grace and Bonhoeffer celebrated his 50th birthday in NYC and we were there. Here Eric and Dick Cavett are singing and cutting up. Eric who is both scholar and comedian was the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012 and his latest book No Pressure, Mr. President [...]
One of the joys of my year was introducing my brother Dave and his wife Terry to my friend Graham Kerr. Dave was visiting from San Francisco on his birthday, so I arranged a drive to Skagit County to visit Graham and his wife Treena. Dave is a competent and creative gourmet cook and [...]
My friend Anne Simpson just stepped out of the cockpit of my flight to Europe on business. She’s the captain! What a treat! Anne is heading up the effort at the Museum of Flight to bring the Lockheed Electra to the museum in honor of Amelia Earhart.
This is the day of the Big Climb for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Up 69 flights of Seattle’s Columbia Tower – the tallest building west of Chicago. I was on a team led by firefighter Dan Nelson who has coached us since last fall. I finished walking up the 1311 steps in 20 minutes 16 seconds. [...]
Thank you to those of you who have made donations at www.bigclimb.org to my stairclimb of the Columbia Tower tomorrow. It’s not too late to donate by clicking on the DONATE button and typing in Susan Hutchison (without the n!). Meantime, I will continue answering your FAQs which I began yesterday: What is [...]
Many of you have asked questions about Sunday’s Big Climb of the Columbia Tower in Seattle, so in the next few days I’ll try to answer your FAQs: How high is it? The building is 76 stories, and according to www.bigclimb.org are climbing 69. That’s 788 vertical feet or 1311 stairs. Why [...]
This Sunday, on my birthday, I will be climbing the stairs inside the Columbia Tower – the tallest building west of the Mississippi. I’m climbing with a team led by Dan Nelson who did the Firefighters’ Climb a couple weeks ago, winning his 60+ age group. He has coached us for many months and I’m [...]
Congratulations to my coach, Dan Nelson, who finished first in his age group (60+) in the Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb for Leukemia and Lymphoma on Sunday, March 10th. Dan had his best time ever after eleven years of competing in full gear weighing 55 pounds. At age 62, that’s a third of his body weight [...]
After ten years at the helm of the Simonyi Fund I am pleased to announce “mission accomplished” for what we set out to do a decade ago … contribute significantly to worthy projects in the arts, sciences, and education. It has been my distinct pleasure to lead the foundation from inception to “sunset.” Charles and [...]
Could we Seahawks fans have experienced more variety of emotion than we did on Sunday? Congratulations to the team and coaches for a splendid season, and especially to quarterback Russell Wilson, our newest sports hero. P.S. – Young coach Dave Canales is a family friend – for his sake and all the others, I’m [...]
Today is Slade Gorton’s 85th birthday. He served our state as legislator, Attorney General, and U.S. Senator – twice. His arguments before the Supreme Court and debates on the Senate floor demonstrated unrivaled skill, intellect and statesmanship. Slade was a trusted advisor when I ran for King County Executive, and I’ll never forget his words [...]
We had a great KIRO-TV reunion on Saturday night. Billed as a “graduation party” for those who were laid off in budget cuts in December, the 125 people who dropped in spanned 35 years of great TV news, and included reporters, anchors, photographers, producers, writers, technical staff, and engineers. [...]
This week the GOP address was delivered by my cousin-in-law Congressman David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. We are related because his mother-in-law and my mother-in-law are sisters; i.e., our spouses are first cousins. David was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy which is why he has lost [...]
This is the way to start out the New Year with a BANG! Happy 2013 from our one and only Seattle Space Needle!
As I prepare to put away my menorah, a gift from Maestro Gerard and Jody Schwarz depicting musicians (of course!), and my family manger scene, I am thinking about how our traditions during the holidays remind us of lasting spiritual concepts, even as we press on to the new year. [...]
Had a chat with TV personality Cade Courtley recently about his new book SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster. He had been on CNN that day describing how easy it would have been for just three people to pull a man from the path of a New York City subway [...]
While in Washington, D.C. on a jog around the monuments, I took a quick detour up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Lincoln and the 13th Amendment has renewed popular interest in this great president. The monument with the Gettysburg Address on one wall and the Second Inaugural Address on [...]
An exciting morning Saturday at the Museum of Flight as we officially opened the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. This has been one of my major projects over many years as head of the Simonyi Fund. Come visit and walk through the Full Fuselage Trainer (which is a space shuttle without wings) and see one [...]
I am here at this beautiful and solemn place as the nation remembers 9/11 and the thousands of lives taken from us in that horrific attack against America. This picture is the flag-draped Freedom Tower which is replacing the World Trade Center, and in the foreground, the gaping hole of the north tower which [...]
TV news colleague and friend Kathi Goertzen died today after a long, courageous battle with a brain tumor. As we watched the ravages of multiple surgeries and chemo treatments the past few years, the tumor in fact did not diminish her, but revealed her greatness. In a business that extols outer beauty, her inner [...]
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