Fortunato thanks Biden for ESD commissioner promotion

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, offered the following statement on the news of Washington’s Employment Security Department commissioner leaving to join the Biden-Harris administration. 

“There is a strategy in corporate America that if you have an incompetent manager, you promote them to a job where they cannot do any harm,” said Fortunato. “I’d like to thank President Biden because it seems he’s helping our state by promoting incompetence. I didn’t see what position the outgoing commissioner will be taking in the new administration, but perhaps she’d fit well as the ambassador to Nigeria.”