Hawkins receives award from small-business group

Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced yesterday that the 12th District senator has earned the organization’s Guardian of Small Business award.

“I’m honored to receive this award for my strong support of small businesses,” said Hawkins. “As our economy struggles with record inflation and continued supply-chain challenges, Washington needs its business community to be successful now more than ever.”

NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor, in a letter informing Hawkins that he is receiving the award, shared his support to the senator for his consistent support of Washington’s small businesses.

Connor wrote in his letter to Hawkins, “We are tremendously grateful that you stood with our state’s small business owners 100 percent of the time on these important issues. Thank you!”

Hawkins has served the 12th Legislative District since 2012 when he was elected to the House of Representatives. Hawkins was elected to the Senate in 2016 and reelected in 2020.