The Washington state Farm Bureau has named Representative Larry Hoff and Senator Curtis King as the organization’s Legislators of the Year. The WSFB says the awards were handed out because of Hoff’s and King’s leadership and dedication to working on key issues important to Farm Bureau Members.
As the highest-ranking Republican on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee, Hoff. A Republican from Vancouver, played a significant role on employment issues impacting farm operators statewide, and their ability to remain economically viable.
Meanwhile Yakima’s King, is the highest-ranking Republican on both the Transportation and the Labor and Commerce committees, two committees the Farm Bureau called extremely important to the people who grow and raise our food.
“Rep. Hoff and Sen. King were instrumental in protecting farmers and ranchers from the unfair consequences of the WA Supreme Court’s DeRuyter decision,” said Washington Farm Bureau President Mike LaPlant. “During the 2021 legislative session, the relentless work and dedication of these individuals created the opportunity for a more thoughtful, workable bill to be passed that dealt with ag overtime and retroactive compensation. For that, we are sincerely grateful.”
“Both of these legislators went above and beyond for their constituents, and for all of us involved in agriculture,” LaPlant said. “We are honored to award our Legislator of the Year award to Rep. Larry Hoff and Sen. Curtis King.”
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