For Immediate Release
Contact: Marco Monteblanco, President, WAFOP
E-mail: [email protected]
(Olympia, WA, August 5, 2020) The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) Legislator of the Year Award is presented to a member of the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature for demonstrating leadership in supporting and/or advancing legislation and polices that support public safety and law enforcement.
Representative John Lovick (D-Snohomish County) is the 2020 Washington House of Representatives Legislator of the Year. A former Sheriff and County Executive for Snohomish County Representative Lovick has consistently supported law enforcement’s efforts to enhance the profession and the conditions related to the job. Washington State FOP is deeply grateful for Representative Lovick’s sponsorship of the Law Enforcement Health and Wellness Specialty License Plate Bill (HB 2406) and his advocacy related to law enforcement officer health and emotional resiliency.
Senator Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro-Woolley) is the 2020 Washington Senate Legislator of the Year. Senator Wagoner, a military veteran and local government leader has been an effective advocate for improvements to our state’s resources related to behavioral and mental health issues including acting as the prime sponsor of SB 6225, the Senate companion bill to the House Law Enforcement Health and Wellness Specialty License Plate Bill.
The Washington State FOP has appreciated the advocacy and leadership of both legislators on issues related to law enforcement and public safety. Representative Lovick and Senator Wagoner are true leaders in the Washington State Legislature and our association with a membership of nearly 3,000 officers statewide and over 350,000 nationwide is proud to recognize them as the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police 2020 Legislators of the Year.
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