During its annual Cascade Conference in Leavenworth, the Mainstream Republicans of Washington announced that state Sen. Curtis King is this year’s recipient of the organization’s Mitchell-Hill Award.
The award, which was given to King for his ability to work in the Legislature in a bipartisan manner, is named after two former Republican legislators, 30th District Rep. Maryann Mitchell and 45th District Sen. Andy Hill.
“Curtis King has demonstrated Mainstream Republican values throughout his tenure in the Senate. In a time of polarization and rigid partisan politics, he has worked in a bipartisan fashion with civility to craft and pass major transportation projects and budgets. Senator King is very deserving of this award,” said former Secretary of State Sam Reed, one of the organization’s leaders.
“It’s a great honor to receive this award,” said King, R-Yakima. “I’m especially honored because one of the Republicans the award is named after is Andy Hill, whom I had the privilege and pleasure of serving with in the Senate before he passed away a few years ago. I try hard to work in a bipartisan manner when times call for it and doing so allows me to get more accomplished for the people of our district and the state.”
King is the ranking Republican member on both the Senate Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee and Senate Transportation Committee. He was elected as the 14th Legislative District state senator in 2007 and has been re-elected as the district’s senator in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.