On Friday, October 21st, Senator Scott White was found dead in his hotel room at Suncadia at the age of 41. The Wedgwood community, together with the rest of District 46 and the State of Washington, has lost a fantastic public servant and representative in our state Senate. More importantly though, Alison White and her two children lost a great man as a husband and father. The Wedgwood Community Council is thankful for Senator Scott White’s incredible service and grieves with his family for his untimely passing. He was very much a piece of Wedgwood and he will be deeply missed.
His wife, Alison White, has issued the following statement:
Scott’s family and I wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of support we have received since learning of his passing. He was a tremendous husband, father and public official, and we are deeply moved by the nobility and honor with which his professional accomplishments are remembered. We are consoled by the support of friends, colleagues and our community. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
A public service will be held later this week. Please respect the privacy of the family at this time. Donations can be made to the Wedgwood Elementary PTSA, EarthCorps or to the Scott White Memorial Fund, an education fund for his two children.
Wells Fargo Bank
Scott White Memorial Fund
PO Box 95675
Seattle, WA 98145-2675
Account Number: 1559550528
Routing Number: 125008547
UPDATE: According to the Kittitas County coroner, Senator White died from complications from an undiagnosed enlarged heart. Fitting for a man who gave so much and loved so many. Rest in peace, Senator.
UPDATE 2: Publicola has a nice post on Senator White’s political achievements and strong principals that guided him through his political career, not to mention an action photo of him as quarterback of the Timberline High School football team. The post also features two nice statements/stories from City Attorney Pete Holmes and Representative Brenda Williams.