Lacey man is new AARP Washington president

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: News

AARP has appointed Lacey resident Mike Tucker as its new volunteer president in Washington.
He will direct the organization’s activities on behalf of more than 920,000 members statewide.
“I welcome the opportunity to work with Washington’s AARP volunteers and staff,” said Tucker. “I plan to continue our efforts around consumer protection, health care and long-term care issues, and the fight to preserve the social safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. These issues not only affect today’s older adults, but also their families and friends for generations to come.”
Tucker has been a volunteer leader for AARP since 2009, serving in a variety of different leadership roles. He helped lead AARP’s bi-partison “Divided We Fail” campaign, an effort to bring leaders from both political parties together to find solutions to the nation’s financial problems. He also served as a congressional liaison in the 8th Congressional District, worked on several statewide ballot initiatives, and in 2010 he was appointed to the AARP State Executive Council.
Tucker said he is a strong advocate for strengthening Social Security, Medicare and preserving the social safety net.
Before retiring,Tucker was a Safeco executive. He lived for more than 20 years in the Woodinville area until his recent move with wife Sandy to Lacey. He has two grown sons and two grandchildren.

AARP has appointed Lacey resident Mike Tucker as its new volunteer president in Washington.

AARP has appointed Lacey resident Mike Tucker as its new volunteer president in Washington.

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