Retiree from Federal Way ‘excited’ to be in Legislature


Retiree from Federal Way ‘excited’ to be in Legislature

Carol Gregory, 71, is starting a new chapter in her life as a state legislator.
The Federal Way resident was appointed as a state representative in January by Governor Jay Inslee to fill the House vacancy created when then-Rep. Roger Freeman died shortly before last November’s election but was still re-elected by 30th District voters.
Gregory, a Democrat, is a former Federal Way School Board member and is a retired school teacher.

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