Muri honored by veterans agency

A state legislator from Steilacoom has received the Outstanding Legislator award from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.
Rep. Dick Muri, whose 28th District constituency includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was honored for his work in the Legislature on behalf of the state’s approximately 700,000 military veterans. He has sponsored “a multitude of resolutions and laws for the benefit of veterans,” said Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, director of Veterans Affairs.
The agency administers benefits and services to veterans and their families, including healthcare, education and training, mental health counseling and employment services.
“The real recognition should be directed toward our veterans and their families who have made tremendous sacrifices to serve our country in peace and wartime, and all the people that work hard to ensure they get the services they need,” said Muri. “I’m glad to be an ally and a voice for them in the Legislature.”