News

Kessler honored

The National Conference of State Legislatures selected Washington's retiring House Majority Leader Rep. Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, for this year's Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award, the nation's top legislative honor.

The National Conference of State Legislatures and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation make the award annually.

In her tenure, Kessler and others focused on a "One Washington" approach to unite all the regions of the state.

Kessler is the first woman to be the sole recipient of the award.

In 2007, Kessler received the Freedom Light Award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for championing First Amendment and open government laws.

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event
We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 9 edition online now. Browse the archives.