Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Godspeed, Josh

Longtime Palousitics contributor, Businesses & Residents for Economic Opportunity Vice-Chair, and former Pullman City Council candidate Josh Coke (on the right in the picture with me above) was at last night's Palousitics Christmas Party. He's graduating from WSU today and moving on to new opportunities on the west side of the state.

Josh sent me this nice e-mail afterwards:

Just wanted to say thanks for getting everyone together for dinner and drinks tonight, it was a kick to finally put some names to faces and share a few laughs. It's been a real pleasure getting to know you and so many others in Pullman during the short time I've been here and I'm extremely grateful for the guidance you've offered along the way. You're doing a great job providing a portal to issues that affect the community, and based on some of the floggings I've seen you stand up to in the paper, you don't always hear that enough. You've brought a lot of like-minded people together who have shown their potential to work toward a common goal and we're better off for it. Thanks for everything, and keep up the great work.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that it has been a tremendous privilege working with Josh and we wish him all the best. I still believe one day that we all be able to say "we knew him when" after Josh is elected Congressman or Senator!


April E. Coggins said...

Congratulations and good luck, Joshua! We are going to miss you.

Scotty said...

I saw April put up a sign at Honda for Josh.

Uncle Bubba said...

I hope Josh & grandpa Forrest got to see April's sign on the way out of town.
We all wish Josh well. Good luck Josh.

Joshua Coke said...

Yep, as my family and I were coming back from breakfast Sunday morning my mother spotted it and got quite a kick.

Thanks again to all of you I've met over these past couple of years. It's been a real thrill and a pleasure knowing you all.