Our state’s office of Secretary of State has a unique attraction: It brings to office Republican politicians with broad outlook.
The current secretary, Kim Wyman, came out of Thurston County. She was preceded by Sam Sumner Reed, who left a legacy of a GOP officeholder with a bipartisan outlook on his job.
Sam is, of course, well known here as the grandson of pioneer lawyer Sam Sumner of Wenatchee.
Sam’s predecessor, Ralph Munro, was cut of the same cloth. A…