Remembering Former City Councilman Law

Former Bremerton District 3 City Councilman John Law died March 29. He was 83.

Described as a dedicated leader of his district, Law served on council from 1994 to 2001, and was elected council president twice in 1995 and 2001.

A fellow councilman remembers Law as being dedicated to his Manette district.

"He would fight to the death for a friend," said Wayne Olsen, a former District 1 councilman who served with Law. "If he felt that person was right, he would go to bat for that person."

Olsen said he knew Law first as a fellow councilman. "And I knew John at the end as a very good friend," he said. Olsen described Law as a very "by the book," neatly-dressed man proud of his work as a manager for IBM.

Toward the end of Law's time on council, he was passionate about the 2010 Manette Bridge replacement project.

"He worked very closely with the engineers, the Department of Transportation, working with them for the design," Olsen said. "Once a month he held a public meeting in the senior community center ... to explain to the public how it was looking."

According to Bremerton City legislative assistant Lori Hall, no memorial service is planned for Law.


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