Sen. Andy Hill endorsed by Public School Employees

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Sen. Andy Hill
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The following is a release from Sen. Andy Hill:

Public School Employees of Washington have endorsed Andy Hill for re-election to the State Senate from the 45th District. As the architect of a $1 billion investment in education in 2013 and prime sponsor of critical paraeducator legislation, Hill has been a strong advocate for public school employees. This endorsement represents another addition to a growing list of education advocates supporting Hill.

“As a PTA dad, high quality education is my top priority,” state Hill. “Public School Employees represent the staff that provide the support and education that our children need. I am very pleased to have their support.”

In addition to the $1 billion in added education funding, Hill worked with Public School Employees of Washington to champion SSB 6129 to provide increased paraeducator support for Washington students.

“Senator Hill championed a monumental bill to jumpstart the state’s effort to reduce the opportunity gap by focusing on the education services provided by paraeducators,” stated Doug Nelson, Government Relations Director for Public School Employees. “Andy Hill is an ally of public school employees and we fully support his return to the Senate.”

Public School Employees of Washington represents over 26,000 classified educational support professionals in Washington State’s preschools, K-12 schools, and universities.

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. Hill is a former Microsoft manager and Harvard Business School graduate. He lives in Redmond with his wife and three children.

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