December 9th, 2019

Senators back in the day

Here’s a classic flashback image: State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (white hair) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (center) in town for tours of local schools. Sen. Haugen is deceased, Sen. Murray continues to serve after being elected as the state’s first female U.S. Senator in 1992. She is currently ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She also serves on the Appropriations Committee and others. Photo also features then Principal Chris Borgen (left), who ultimately served as district superintendent, and Superintendent Sharon Hill.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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