Senator William Beatty was the Pacific Northwest Regional Leader. Before the Red Flu outbreak he was one of the United States senators from Washington state. When it came time to unify the United States under the leadership of Jeffrey Michener he uses his authority at the last surviving member of the United States Congress to confirm Alex Rivera as the United States' Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Allison Shaw as Chief of Staff and ratify Jeffrey Michener’s policies. Beatty decided that he could not go through with overthrowing the federal government and worked with Alex Rivera to attempt to stop it but Allison Shaw had the Secret Service assassinate him.