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Foreman named 2013 Apple Citizen of the Year

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Dale Foreman, recipient of the 2013 Apple Citizen of the Year

WENATCHEE — Attorney, author, politician and orchardist Dale Foreman was named Sunday as the 2013 Apple Citizen of the Year, a top annual honor of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.

Foreman received the award for his 30 years as an apple industry leader and grower and the expansion of his orchards into a multi-generational family operation, a festival press release said.

The honoree is chosen each year by representatives of the region’s fruit industry. Foreman will be honored May 1 at the festival’s All Service Club Luncheon and ride May 4 in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

Foreman grew up in Seattle. In 1970, he earned a degree from Harvard University and then graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1975. He and wife, Gail, moved soon after to Wenatchee, where he’s practiced law for 35 years. His firm has tackled cases that include farm and ranch disputes, personal injury cass, medical practice suits, environmental regulation and employment discriminiation, according to the press release.

Foreman has written five books, including “The Washington Trial Handbook,” “How to Become an Expert Witness” and “Crucify Him: A Lawyer Looks at the Trial of Jesus.”

He also served as a state representative and House Majority Leader from 1993 to 1997, as chairman of the state Republican Party and, most recently, as member of the Republican National Committee.

Last year, Foreman crossed party lines to endorse Demoratic Sen. Maria Cantwell for re-election for her consistent support of agricultural issues and understanding of immigration issues.

Foreman has also acted as an apple industry lobbyist on farm labor issues and served as chairman of the Washington Apple Commission. More recently, he’s served as chairman of the U.S. Apple Association, a nationwide group that lobbies on farm issues and provides consumer education on the apply industry.

Since 2008, Foreman has expanded his orchard, Keystone Ranch in Entiat, into a family operation that includes his daughter, Mari, and husband Alan Groff. The next year, daughter Ann and husband Kyle Hendrickson joined the company. In 2012, son James and wife Allison also joined the company, now known as Foreman Fruit Co. and farming 2,000 acres of apples, pears and cherries.

Mike Irwin: 665-1179

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