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Washington governor: 'Service first, leadership second'

Chris Gregoire addresses Southwestern Washington Synod Assembly

Her remarks resembled a confession. In a conversation with Bishop Robert D. Hofstad in front of 300 participants at the Southwestern Washington Synod Assembly, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, a Roman Catholic, shared that at times she has struggled to reconcile her faith and public leadership.

One of those occurred when she allowed the death penalty to proceed against a convicted murderer, a decision Gregoire said she will struggle with the rest of her life.


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