In its November issue, Governing magazine has named King County Executive Ron Sims as one of its nine top public officials in the entire country,

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Ron Sims: Good for Governing

Governing magazine names County Exec. one of nine public officials of the year.

In its November issue, Governing magazine has named King County Executive Ron Sims as one of its nine top public officials in the entire country, a list that includes Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. Weekly contributing photographer Rick Dahms snapped the photo of smiley Sims, about whom the magazine offers the following excerpt:

But it's his personal style that really helps cinch deals, according to [King County Councilmember Larry] Phillips and others who have partnered with Sims. "He's a guy with good ideas, he's not afraid to lead, and he's a forceful speaker," Phillips notes. "Put those together, and you've got a pretty good combination." Denis Hayes, president of the Seattle-based, pro-environment Bullitt Foundation and the founder of Earth Day, adds, "The flip answer is that his default facial expression is a smile. The serious answer is that he's always looking for common ground, and he operates from a clear set of guiding principles. And if he doesn't make it to the goal line today, he'll come back and work toward it another day."

 
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