King County Executive Dow Constantine wrote to employees in the Department of Transportation on the sudden passing of Kenny McCormick, Metro employee and President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587. You can read the Executive’s message below:
Dear fellow King County employee,
This past weekend we lost Kenny McCormick, a long-time Metro employee and President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587.
Kenny was a relentless advocate for the people he worked alongside and the thousands of ATU 587 members who safely get the people of King County where they need to go every day.
His mantra was to “make Metro number one” and his work and partnership have helped us build King County Metro into one of the nation’s largest, most effective transit agencies.
I have ordered flags at all King County facilities lowered until sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in honor of Kenny’s life and legacy.
My deepest sympathies are with Francene McCormick, her family, and all who were touched by Kenny’s work and life.
King County Executive