Secretary Kim Wyman on her battle with colon cancer

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We received today dire news about one of our state’s only Republican Washington State office holders, Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Our sincerest prayers go out to her and her family during this difficult ordeal. Many of us have family and friends who have suffered from cancer, or ourselves struggle with it, but we recognize the special burden of coping with the high stress life of public service that Secretary Wyman must deal with in addition to her health challenges. We extend to her our most heartfelt condolences and ask all members of our county and state to pray for her.  — Chairman Nathan Butler, 3/28/2017

Statement by WSRP follows (copied from circulated email on 3/27):

Praying for Kim Wyman in her battle against colon cancer….

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Our beloved friend and Secretary of State has announced today that she will be undergoing treatment for colon cancer (see her message below).  I’ve highlighted below the best news in this bad news: that this particular type of cancer is curable.

Even so, all cancer treatment is a tough battle and we hope and pray that the doctors and caregivers that surround Kim will be the most capable in their field.  Please join me in praying for her husband John, their two adult children and her devoted staff in the Secretary of State’s office who are deeply affected by this news.

Most of all, we pray that God will comfort and bless Kim through the rigors of treatment and recovery.  We put our trust in Him.


Susan Hutchison
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party

Secretary Wyman’s statement regarding her upcoming medical treatment

OLYMPIA – Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has a very optimistic prognosis after receiving a colon cancer diagnosis recently. She will be undergoing treatment over the next several weeks and released this statement today:

“As anyone who has gone through this situation knows, my family and I are experiencing all of the emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, however I remain committed to my role as Secretary of State and will be able to continue performing my official duties during my treatment and recovery periods,” Wyman said.

“My doctors have told me this type of cancer is not only treatable – but curable – and I expect to make a full recovery after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for several weeks.

“As has been standard practice in this office, Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations when I am out of the office for treatment. When appropriate, Deputy Secretary Greg Lane may represent the office on my behalf.

“I am very positive about my plan of treatment and my prognosis, and will provide periodic updates from time to time.”

Secretary Wyman has asked for privacy during this time, and any inquiries about her progress may be directed through her executive staff.

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