5th District legislators honored

Representatives Glenn Anderson (R-Fall City) and Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie) were presented the coveted Association of Washington Business (AWB) Cornerstone Award on Nov. 9 for their continuous support of business issues in the Legislature.

"This award means a lot of things to me, but mostly it means supporting the hard-working business owners and employees here in my home district," Anderson said. "As legislators, we can either create government policy that smothers job creation, or we can create an environment that lets employers grow jobs and expand in our communities. It's truly that simple."

Each year, legislators are graded on their support legislation that creates jobs, lowers the regulatory burden and aims at luring new businesses and jobs to the state.

"The Cornerstone Award is our way of thanking those legislators who believe in competitiveness, economic growth and job creation," AWB President Don Brunell said.

In order to receive the award, legislators must vote in support of the business community more than 80 percent of the time.

"Working to create jobs and grow the economy in our region is one of my top priorities. I'm honored to be recognized for my strong support of pro-business ideas in the Legislature and want to thank all those people who participated in the process. I look forward to continuing to support concepts that create and preserve jobs and help in our economy's recovery," Rodne said.

* For information, contact Bobbi Cussins, public information officer, at (360) 786.7252 or John Handy, public information officer, at (360) 786.5758.

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