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Meet one-on-one with Senator Padden over coffee June 3 Sen. Mike Padden is inviting residents of the 4th Legislative District to come and visit with him over coffee in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, June 3. He’ll be at the Forza Coffee Company, 325 S. Sullivan Rd., from 5 to 7 p.m. Because of limited seating Padden asks that people... Read More...
Pro-family organization honors Padden for statesmanship The Family Policy Institute of Washington has honored Sen. Mike Padden for consistently standing up at the state Capitol for matters of conscience regardless of the political environment. At its 2014 annual dinner Friday the Lynnwood-based organization recognized Padden’s efforts with its annual William Wilberforce Statesmanship Award. Wilberforce, a Christian... Read More...
Padden praises work of retiring Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley and chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, offered this statement on Justice Jim Johnson’s final day as a member of the state Supreme Court: “Justice Johnson has served the people of Washington well. I wish he felt up to finishing out the nearly... Read More...
Padden receives national highway-safety ‘Lifesaver’ award The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today recognized Sen. Mike Padden with its highest public-service award for his “tireless and unending work to end tragedies related to alcohol abuse and DUI.” NHTSA’s acting chief, David Friedman, announced the honor for Padden during the 32nd annual Lifesavers conference being held in... Read More...
Padden updates Latino community about battle against sex traffickers Sen. Mike Padden today assured members of the state’s Latino Civic Alliance that he and other lawmakers remain committed to the fight against sex traffickers. “After your visit in 2013 the Legislature made our state’s already-substantial laws even stronger, so law-enforcement officers would have even more tools to use against... Read More...
LISTEN: Sen. Padden on the Parental Notification bill Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about Senate Bill 5156 – which has been approved by the Senate Committee on Health Care – that would require parents of underage girls be notified if the girls request abortions. Read More...