State Politics

Kennewick’s Jose Vidot, Pasco’s Valoria Loveland named to state boards

Former Gov. Gary Locke and state agriculture director Valoria Loveland kick off the states new $2.5 million, three
year advertising campaign called From the Heart of Washington during a 2002 news conference in Pasco. Herald/Bob Brawdy
Former Gov. Gary Locke and state agriculture director Valoria Loveland kick off the states new $2.5 million, three year advertising campaign called From the Heart of Washington during a 2002 news conference in Pasco. Herald/Bob Brawdy

Two Tri-Citians will serve on state boards after appointments last month by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Jose Vidot, of Kennewick, an adjunct instructor at Columbia Basin College, was named to the Professional Educator Standards Board, while former state Rep. Valoria Loveland, of Pasco, has been reappointed to the Lottery Commission.

Loveland also is a former state agriculture director and Franklin County treasurer.

Vidot will serve until June 2019, while Loveland is scheduled to be on the commission until August 2021.

The educator standards board sets policies and requirements for the preparation and certification of educators, according to the governor’s website. It was created in 2000 and board members serve four-year terms and meet six times a year. Members are paid only expenses.

The Lottery Commission adopts rules, sets ticket prices and licenses ticket agents for the state lottery. The board members, who are paid $100 per day plus expenses, serve six-year terms and meet six times a year.

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