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Renton post office to be named after Jimi Hendrix

The bill unanimously passed in the Senate and now heads to the President's desk for signature.

A Renton post office is going to be renamed after Jimi Hendrix.

Congressman Adam Smith, D-WA 9th District, authored a bill that has unanimously passed the Senate after a previous passage in the House. The bill was also backed by both Senators Patty Murray, D-WA, and Maria Cantwell, D-WA, and each member of the Washington state House delegation.

The bill designates that the post office at 4301 4th Street in Renton will be named the James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix Post Office.

"I am honored to join in paying tribute to rock and roll icon and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix with the renaming of the Renton Highlands Post Office as the James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building," said Smith. "This designation will further celebrate Hendrix's deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations."

The bill now heads to the President's desk for signature.