John McCoy Obituary, Death, Funeral Details

John McCoy Obituary, Death –  Sen. McCoy resigned from the Washington State Legislature on April 17, 2020, having given Gov. Jay Inslee a letter of resignation a few days earlier. McCoy leaves his town with a legacy of solid leadership and dedication. He brought to his work at the Legislature a background in the military, years of experience as a computer technician, and years as a business leader, ultimately producing a lawmaker who successfully supported economic development and equality of opportunity for his area.

His work is distinguished by unwavering support for rural and Native American communities, increased access to top-notch education, and environmental sustainability.  McCoy led programs to enhance the Tulalip Tribe’s communications infrastructure before becoming one of the state’s longest-serving Native American senators. He is a registered member of the tribe. A triumph of the neighborhood that ultimately earned him the Executive of the Year award from the Puget Sound Business Journal was his involvement in the development of the Quil Ceda Village shopping, gaming, and hotel complex.

Throughout his subsequent five terms in the Washington State House of Representatives, McCoy advocated for indigenous communities, the environment, education, and a strong economy. He supported legislation that increased support for students who struggled with behavioral and emotional needs, safeguarded access to and protection of water rights, prevented wage discrimination, defended immigrant workers, and integrated thorough tribal history and culture education into teacher preparation programs.