Patricia S. Hale

Patricia S. "Pat" Hale
Patricia S. "Pat" Hale (Republican) served the 8th Legislative District which represented most of Benton County, including Richland, Kennewick and Prosser. She was appointed to the State Senate in November, 1994 to serve an unexpired term. She served in the Senate until her resignation in May, 2004 upon appointment to the US Small Business Administration.

Pat served as director of the Senior Advisory Group in the Office of the President at Flour Hanford. Prior to that, she worked for Westinghouse Hanford and ran her own marketing/communications company.

Pat was appointed, by presidential request, to serve on the National Advisory Council for US Small Business Administration.

She was a Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor of Rotary International. A 2000 graduate of Harvard University's Senior Executive Program, she was Washington State's first recipient of the Westinghouse National Award for Total Quality Achievement in management.

Pat also served as Board member of TRIDEC, the United Way, Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation, and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

Pat and her husband had five children.