The League of Education Voters announced their endorsement of State Senator Andy Hill’s re-election. This endorsement recognizes Hill's efforts to dramatically rebuild the state budget with education as the first priority and target the funds to improve student results.
“My first priority as a PTA dad is getting our children a high quality education,” stated Hill. “ I am proud of my role in directing new state dollars toward education at a 4:1 ratio, reversing the shrinking of education spending over the past 30 years. I'm honored to receive this endorsement as an affirmation of my efforts to increase education funding and improve student learning.”
Hill was the chief budget-writer of last year's injection of $1 billion into Washington's K-12 education system, a bipartisan budget which passed the Senate with a record 44-4 vote. Hill also worked to pass accountability measures and improvements to the state teacher evaluation and development system.
The League of Education Voters (LEV), founded in 2001, is a Washington-based non-partisan organization that partners with parents, students, and civic leaders who believe in a quality education from cradle to career. LEV’s vision is to ensure that every student in Washington state has access to an excellent public education that provides the opportunity for success.
Hill, a PTA dad and soccer coach with deep roots in the community, was first elected in 2010 and is currently Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee. His leadership increased funding for K-12 education, stopped college tuition increases, and provided services for thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. He lives in Redmond with his wife and three children.
Senator Andy Hill has been endorsed by Stand for Children (Washington), a leading public education advocacy organization. Hill has been a longtime champion of education and has been instrumental in reversing decades of neglect in education policy and funding in the state. His 2013 budget prioritized education funding, added $1 billion in new K-12 spending and froze college tuition for the first time in 30 years. Moreover, Hill’s budget ensured new education investments were directed to areas of highest need and included measures of accountability.
“I first ran for office to champion education,” Hill said. “I was a local PTA president and knew that our kids deserved better. For too long, non-education spending in the state was growing while education’s share of the budget was shrinking. And the money we were spending wasn’t prioritized in a way that produced the best outcomes for our students. That had to change and I am proud of helping lead that change.”
Founded in 1999, Stand for Children is a non-partisan membership organization working to empower parents, elect courageous leaders and advance public education. Stand for Children is committed to its mission of ensuring that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.
Hill, a PTA dad and soccer coach with deep roots in the community, connects well with his district. He was first elected in 2010 and is currently Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. He has led on increasing funding for K12 education, stopping college tuition increases and passage of the VIP Act, which helped thousands of the state's individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Senator Andy Hill has been endorsed for re-election by the Washington State Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS). Hill has been a longtime champion of public safety and has worked extensively on behalf of the state’s law enforcement community in his role as Senate Ways and Means Chair.
“I am committed to doing all I can to protect and improve public safety and a big part of that responsibility is making sure that the men and women who wear the badge have the tools they need to do their job safely and effectively,” Hill said.
WACOPS is committed to supporting those who have dedicated their careers to protect and serve our communities as law enforcement officers and has worked on their behalf in this state for 50 years.
Hill, a PTA-dad and soccer coach with deep roots in the community, connects well with his district. He was first elected in 2010 and is currently Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. He has led on increasing funding for K-12 education, stopping college tuition increases and passage of the VIP Act, which helped thousands of the state's developmentally disabled children and their families.
As the architect of the 2013-15 operating budget, Senator Hill was able to help keep tuition rates flat in Washington's public universities and colleges, reinstated the Adult Dental Medicaid program and invest an additional $1 billion into K-12 education.
State Senator Andy Hill’s campaign reported Monday that it had raised $405,000 to-date, the top amount for a legislative candidate in the state. “This is a tribute to the broad support in our community and state and is a strong indicator that people want my bipartisan style of leadership to continue” said Hill.
The campaign has received over 1200 contributions, with nearly half comprised of small donations of $150 or less, and 90% coming from Washington State. “When I talk to people in our community, I get overwhelming support for my bipartisan approach to solving the state’s problems. People just want government to work, and I’ve shown that I am a pragmatic problem solver that works across the aisle to get results” Hill said.
Hill, a former Microsoft manager turned PTA-dad and soccer coach first ran for office in 2010 after battling and beating lung cancer. His deep roots in the community and crossover voter appeal matches well with his independently minded district. He was first elected in 2010 and is currently Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. He has led on increasing funding for K-12 education, stopping college tuition increases and passage of the VIP Act, which helped thousands of the state's children with developmental disabilities and their families.
State Rep. Andy Hill (R-Redmond) has already raised nearly twice as much as any other legislative candidate in the entire state. According to the Public Disclosure Commission's website, Hill has raised approximately $394,642, the highest of any candidate for the state Senate or state House.
"As the parent of three school-aged children in Redmond, I am impressed with Sen. Hill’s deep and personal commitment to education. Thanks to his leadership on the budget, we saw an additional $1 billion in funding directed to education, as well as the first tuition freeze for higher education in 25 years. And if you’ve ever spent any time with Sen. Hill, you’d know that when it comes to education, he gets it. He understands what our schools and students need to thrive."
Earlier this week Senator Hill caught up with KING 5 investigative reporter Chris Ingalls to discuss a new preliminary audit on DSHS’ handling of food benefits. The report showed that in 2013, roughly $35 million in benefits paid by DSHS were improperly distributed. See the full story below.
One goal is to bring more students into the program at more colleges and universities so they can focus more on their studies and rely less on part-time jobs and focus more on their education. The program is aimed at students coming from low and middle income families.