State Rep. Sam Hunt of Thurston County has been named the chairman of the Future of Western Legislatures Committee of the Council of State Governments-WEST, a nonpartisan organization founded six decades ago.
According to a news release:
In his role, Hunt will help shape the futures of legislatures in 13 Western states, including Washington. The other states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
Hunt has been the committee’s vice chairman for two years. His new role begins in five months and continues until July 2012.