Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler worked with Rep. Sommers during his tenure with the state House of Representatives. At one point, they were seatmates on the floor of the House.
“I am saddened by the passing of Helen Sommers," Kreidler said. "I served with her for eight years in the state House. She was a friend and someone who made government better.”
The Seattle Times wrote about Rep. Sommers long career.