PICTURED: Brian's family enjoying a January day at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. Photo by Brian Pruiett
Brian Pruiett is a PNW native who is committed to a lifetime of public service.
Brian is an enthusiast for the outdoor PNW lifestyle: hiking, fishing, crabbing, and volunteer time to the community as captain of a CERT team. Brian has four adult children and is a proud grandfather.
His family is now into it’s 7th generation in the Pacific Northwest. Pruietts from England, with various spellings, arrived in the hemisphere in 1636. In 1901, with the arrival of his Scandinavian Great Grandmother Carrie, at Aberdeen. Life was difficult for my Great Grandma. Yet, in spite of being widowed and destitute with six children, she worked hard to bring all her family over and reunite them into one home. Today, our growing family has remained true to G-Grandma Carrie's legacy, placing the highest priority on love, respect, caring for others, and accepting of others, as evidenced by the diversity of our family.
In addition to my Scandinavian ancestry, I have two Black cousins, a Korean sister-in-law, a Chinese niece, and grandchildren with Native American ancestry. Further, our extended family has included loggers, fishermen, engineers, military in all branches of service, teachers, administrators, famers and ranchers as well as many other roles. All things considered, I'm inclined to view all residents of our 24th Legislative District as extended family!