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King County Executive Sims nominated for HUD position

King County Executive Ron Sims encouraged all Lake Grove Elementary students to dream big and hold on to that dream at an assembly Friday, Jan. 16. - Kyra Low/The Mirror
King County Executive Ron Sims encouraged all Lake Grove Elementary students to dream big and hold on to that dream at an assembly Friday, Jan. 16.
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King County Executive Ron Sims was nominated Monday by President Barack Obama for a spot with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Senate, as of Feb. 2, had yet to confirm the nomination. If Sims is accepted to the second-in-command position he will oversee 8,500 workers and manage a roughly $39 billion budget, according to the Associated Press. He will be expected to address the nation's home foreclosure epidemic.

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