Today would have been the 107th birthday of Ronald Reagan. JIM VALLEY TALKED TO ONE REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO HONORED THE 40TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN OLYMPIA. Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911. In a speech on the Senate floor, Republican Senator Mike Padden from the Spokane Valley honored Reagan, the man who inspired him to run for the State House. Padden thinks Reagan’s legacy is one of freedom and his influence when it comes to limited government is still felt today.