Here's Larry Phillips' 72 word statement on losing his only competitor in the race for Exec. (Though the smart money--or even just moderately observant money--knows that Sims' exit leave this race pretty wide open so someone else--paging Bob Ferguson--will probably get in soon.)
I'd like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ron Sims for his appointment as the deputy secretary of HUD.
In today's economic climate, helping struggling families stay in their homes and promoting community development are of vital importance. President Obama's commitment to urban development and affordable housing means that HUD will play a greater role in putting federal dollars to work in our community and in communities across our state and nation.