Awards & Recognitions

    • Recognized as a Housing Hero by the Low Income Housing Alliance for work on the homeless document recording fee bill and the Fair Tenant Screening Act
    • Earned an early learning “Golden Crayon” award from the Early Learning Action Alliance for leadership on early learning issues in the legislature
    • Recognized by the Foster Parents Association of Washington as a legislative award winner for sponsoring and passing the Prudent Parent Bill to give foster kids an opportunity to participate in a broader range of after school and normal childhood activities
    • Seattle Public Schools  In Recognition For Leadership In Securing Funding For School Construction In Capital Budgets – 2015
    • Recognized as Legislator of the Year in 2012 by the Washington Student Association, the key lobbying group for college students in Washington, in recognition of efforts to reinvest in higher education, save work study and create more awareness of student loan debt for incoming students
    • Washington Home Visiting Coalition – For Leadership – 2011
    • Fuse Washington Sizzle Award – Strongman Award For Passing The Nation’s First Statewide Ban on Toxic Coal Tar Sealants – 2011
    • SEIU 775 NW – Legislator of the year – 2011 (along with the Freshman 11) For Prioritizing Public Services over tax breaks for out of State Banks)