King receives award for work on transportation issues

OLYMPIA…Sen. Curtis King has been honored by the Washington State Good Roads & Transportation Association for his work on transportation issues.

King, formerly the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and currently its ranking Republican member, was named Legislator of the Decade by the association at its 2019 Legislative Breakfast Tuesday. The other Legislator of the Decade honoree is former 41st Legislative District Rep. Judy Clibborn, who served as the House Transportation Committee chair for several years until retiring from the Legislature last year.     

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Goods Roads & Transportation Association in this way,” said King, R-Yakima, who serves the 14th Legislative District. “Representative Clibborn and I worked well together on transportation issues during our time as transportation chairs.”   

King and Clibborn were the main architects of the Connecting Washington transportation package that was approved by the Legislature in 2015.

“The Connecting Washington package was a well thought out and negotiated start to the repair and restoration of our transportation system,” according a brochure produced by the association about the awards. “It incorporated significant resources to complete projects and finish gaps in the system. Listening to local communities and feedback statewide they (King and Clibborn) crafted a bipartisan package to begin repair of our transportation system.”  

Senator Curtis King & Representative Judy Clibborn