These are some of the awards Senator Murray has received.
Legislator of the Year, Washington Associatin of Wheat Growers, 2010
Grape & Wine Public Policy Leadership Award, Winegrape Growers of America and WineAmerica, 2006
Golden Apple Award, U.S. Apple Association, 2002
In Recognition of Senator Murray's Commitment to Sound Public Policy Enabling Growth and Success in the Produce Industry,” United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association, 2002
Friend of the Farm Bureau Award, Washington State Farm Bureau, 2001
Congressional Honor Roll, National Association of Wheat Growers, 2000
Wheat Champion Award: Appreciation for Dedication and Service to America's Wheat Farmers, National Association of Wheat Growers, 1999.
National Farmers Union
- 100% Voting Achievement Award, 1999.
- Outstanding Voting Achievement Award, 1998.
- Voting Achievement Appreciation Award, 1995 &
Support & Appreciation Award, First Latino Economic Development Forum, Latino Growers Advisory Committee
Children, Youth and Family Issues (also see Women’s Issues and Education)
2010 Public Sector Achievement Award, National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2010
Best of Congress, Working Mother Magazine, 2010
Family Advocacy Award 2010, Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010
Distinguished Public Servant Award, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, 2009
Congressional Child Care Champion Award, National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, 2008
Congressional Champion of the Poor Award, World Vision, 2005
Legislative Leadership Award, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families (Zero to Three). April 2003
Certificate of Appreciation for Senator Murray’s dedication to improving the quality of child care and early learning environments, The Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Youth Advocacy Meritorious Award, Neutral Zone AmeriCorps of Mountlake Terrace, 1999.
Respecteen Youth Advocate Award, Respecteen, 1998
National Policymaker of the Decade Award, Children's Alliance Food Policy Center, 1998.
Appreciation for Advocacy and Dedication to the Children and Families of Washington State Award, Fair Budget, 1998.
Mothers & Shakers Award, The White House and Redbook Magazine, 1998.
Children's Legislative Advocate Award, United States Committee for UNICEF, 1996.
Thank You for Sustained Congressinoal Leadership, Safe and Drug Free School and Communities State Grants Program, and Drug Free Communities Program
2006 Guardian Award, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 2006
Outstanding Leadership Award, for the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program from the youth, schools and communities of Washington State 2003 CADCA
Congressional Leadership Award, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1999.
Award for "Our Heartfelt Appreciation for Your Support of Children and Families in the Nation", National Network for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities.
National Leadership Appreciation Award on Behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence, Washington State and King County Coalitions Against Domestic Violence, 2000.
Voices Against Violence Award, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2000.
Congressional Service Award, Association of Educational Service Agencies, 2009
Award for Excellence in Public Service, CoSN Advancing K-12 Technology Leadership, 2008
Washington State GEAR UP Community Award “Presented to Senator Patty Murray in appreciation for her steadfast advocacy on behalf of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” 2003
Dale E. Kildee Civitas Award for outstanding contributions to civic education, Center for Civic Education, April 2003
Board of Directors Award, National Association for Career and Technical Education, 2003
Migrant Student Education Award, The National High School Equivalency Program/ College Assistance Migrant Program recognizes Senator Patty Murray for your commitment to helping migrant young people. 2003
Federal Policy Maker of the Year, Washington Association for Career and Technical Education. 2002
Person Who Makes a Difference Award, “In Appreciation for making a difference in the lives of our students,” Yakima Valley GEAR-UP Program, 2002.
Public Education Friendship Proclamation, Washington Education Association, 2002.
Congressional Leadership Award, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2001.
Appreciation for Outstanding Community Service Award, Community Education and Life Long Learning Center, 1998.
Appreciation for Commitment to Head Start Children and Families Award, National Head Start Association, 1998.
Ida B. Wells Award, South Seattle Community College Upward Bound Program, 1998.
Salute to Senator Patty Murray, After School Alliance.
Urban Literacy Award, National Alliance for Urban Literacy Coalition, 1997.
Appreciation for Support Award, Association for Career and Technical Education
Friend of NAFIS Award - Outstanding Contributions to the Impact Aid Program, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, 1995.
Outstanding New Member Award, "For Demonstrating Commitment to Our Nation's Students by Advocating Education as an Investment in the Future.", Committee for Education Funding, 1993.
Education All-Star Team, National Education Association, 1993.
Outstanding Service Award, Shoreline PTA Council
Award in Appreciation of Leadership and Dedicated Support of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, National Energy Assistance Director's Association, 1997.
Sierrra Club Award, Sierra Club, 2008
“Friend of the Outdoor Industry” by the Outdoor Industry Association, 2004
“Honorary Friend” of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge by the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, 2003 -
“Water Watch Award” from the Lands Council, a Spokane-based conservation group. The award recognizes Murray’s work to clean up the Coeur d’Alene Basin and to fund a study of the aquifer that is the sole source of drinking water for over 400,000 residents of Spokane and Kootenai Counties.
Friend of the National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association, 107th Congress (2003), 106th Congress, & 105th Congress.
Award in Recognition of Her Effectiveness in Protecting Landscapes Throughout Washington State, Trust for Public Land, 2002.
Northwest Straits Award, "For Your Initial Vision, Bipartisan Leadership and Steadfast Dedication to the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative, As Well As Your Staunch Commitment to the Well-Being of the NW Straits Marine Environment", Northwest Straits Commission, 2001.
Award "In Appreciation of Your Efforts On Behalf of
Water's Customers and the
Cedar River Watershed", City of Seattle, 1996.
Golden Gear Award, "For Her Efforts to Make the Olympic Discovery Trail a Reality,” Northwest Bicycle Federation.
In Appreciation of Senator Murray, “Thank you from your friends at the Office of River Protection,” U.S. Department of Energy.
Purple Star Award, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, 2010
Congressional Leadership Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2010
Presidential Citation, American Thoracic Society, 2010
Visionary Award, American Academy of Opthamology, 2010
Award in Appreciation of Support, Community Home Health and Hospice
2010 Distinguished Public Servant Award, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, 2010
Certificate of Appreciation, Spokane County Medical Society Foundation, 2009
2009 Congressional Leadership Award, Epilepsy Foundation, 2009
Distinguished Community Health Defender, National Association of Community Heath Centers, 2006
Distinguished Community Health Superhero Award, 2004
Distinguished Community Health Defender Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2003, 2002, & 2001.
Health Care Workforce Award, “From tennis shoes to nursing shoes. In appreciation of Senator Murray’s help with the health care workforce shortage in 2002," Washington State Hospital Association, 2002.
Public Service Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2001.
A Special Friend of Children & Children's Hospitals, National Association of Children's Hospitals, 2001.
Leadership Award, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, 2001.
Community Health Super Hero Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2000.
Lifetime Leadership for Quality Childcare Award, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, 2000.
Circle of Excellence Salute for the "Fight Against Breast Cancer", Positive Yoga, 2000.
Governor's Public Service Award, Northwest AIDS Foundation, 1998.
Senator of the Year Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1997.
E. Donnall Thomas Medal of Achievement, Northwest Industry Partnership/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1997.
Outstanding Legislator Award, “For her Dedication to the Enactment of Laws Impeding the Counseling Community” Mental Health, 1996.
Housing Award, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, 2010
Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle award to Senator Murray “for her leadership in building communities that thrive.” 2003
Advocate of the Year for Workforce Development, Goodwill, 2009
Award, US Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council & National Center on Education and the Economy's High Skills Consortia, 2008
Plague of Appreciation, Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2008
National Organization for Competency Assurance Award of Recognition
‘Igniting Momentum’ Award, Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council, 2005
Honorary Federal Mediator for Your Work Resolving the Seattle Newspaper Strike, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2001.
Migrant Student Education Award, The National High School Equivalency Program/ College Assistance Migrant Program recognizes Senator Patty Murray for your commitment to helping migrant young people. February 2003
Distinguished Community Health Defender Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2003, 2002, & 2001.
Support & Appreciation Award, First Hispanic Economic Development Forum, Hispanic Growers Advisory Committee
Gracias Eternas for Helping Us Gain Our Permanent Home, El Centro de la Raza, 2002
Certificate of Appreciation for Senator Murray’s support of public safety services, Washington State Patrol, 2002.
Tacoma Propeller Club – Master Mariner Award 2004
Seattle Propeller Club’s Elected Official of the Year Award, 2004
Certificate of Appreciation for Senator Murray’s “Exemplary Contribution in Telecommunication Improvements to Rural Areas”, Washington State Rural Development Council
2010 Safety Leadership Award, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 2010
ARTBA Award for work preserving Highway Trust Fund, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 2009
Leadership in Truck Safety Award, Truck Safety Coaltion, 2005
Transportation Leaders Award, National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association, 2008
Legislator of the Year, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA), 2005
Recognition of Commitment to Enhancing Washington State's Transportation Infrastructure, June 2003
Certificate of Gratitude and Appreciation to Senator Murray for her distinguished contributions in the founding of Bikestation Seattle, 2003
Roll of Honor Award for distinguished service to aviation, International Northwest Aviation Council, May 2003
The George Falcon “Golden Spike” Award for preventing the shutdown of Amtrak, National Association of Railroad Passengers, May 2003
Commissioner's Congressional Leadership Award, Airport Council International - North America, 2002.
Congressional Difference Maker Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2001.
Highway Safety Leader Award, Advocates For Highway and Auto Safety, 2001.
Resolution of Thanks & Appreciation for Protecting the Quillayute River Station, The City of Forks, Washington, 2001.
Award "For Senator Murray's Earnest and Effective Efforts in Restoring Funding to Northwest Indian Communities,” Northwest Native American Business Development Center, 2001.
Silver Helmet Award, AMVETS, 2008
Named “Person of the Year” by Washington’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (2004)
Barbed Wire Award for Legislator of the Year, American Ex-Prisoners of War, 2003.
Leadership and Service Appreciation Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars Branch 2995, 2000.
Certificate of Appreciation for Continued Support of Programs for Veterans and Their Families in the State of Washington, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, 2000.
Legislator of the Year Award, Vietnam Veterans of America, 1998.
Honorary Membership “In Appreciation of Your Dedication to the Veterans of Washington State”, Paralyzed Veterans of America - Northwest Chapter, 1996.
Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment to the development of the Bellingham Veteran’s Center, Bellingham Veteran’s Center, 1995.
Women's Issues (also see Children, Youth & Family Issues)
Hannah G. Solomon Award, National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section, 2000.
Leader in Women's Health Award, The Women Legislators' Lobby and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, 1999.
The Fabulous 5 Award, Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, 1998.
25 Most Influential Working Mothers Award, Working Mother Magazine, 1997.
Award Recognizing Senator Murray, "Whose Accomplishments Bring Honor to Every Woman,” Hadassah, 1996
Recognition for Service on the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, 1995.
Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award, Seattle Community College District IV, 1994.
Distinguished Contribution to Women’s Health, Committee on Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 1994
Dorothy Bullitt Award, Women Honoring Women, Women's Funding Alliance, 1993.
Advocate of the Year Award, Goodwill, 2009
Trade and Investment Leadership Award Emergency Committee for American Trade, 2009
Service to Business Award, Everett Chamber of Commerce, 2008
Tribute of Hope Award, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, 2007
2007 Silver Mouse Award for website excellence, Congressional Management Foundation, 2008
2006 Silver Mouse Award, Congressional Management Foundation, 2007
"Legislator of the Year" award from the National Associations of Maritime Organizations, 2004
National Marine Manufacturers Association, Advocate of the Recreational Marine Industry and Member of the Congressional Boating Caucus, 2004
Congressional Recognition Award for Commitment to Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), 2004.
Certificate of Honor for Social Justice Voting Record. NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, 2003
Distinguished Humanitarian Award, United Jewish Appeal, National Women's Division
Tukwila Certificate of Appreciation, "In Recognition of the Outstanding Support She Has Provided to the Citizens of the City of Tukwila", City of Tukwila, 2002.
Spirit of Enterprise Award, 105th Congress Chamber of Commerce
Good in Government Award, League of Women Voters, 1996.
Award for Senator Murray’s “Tireless Support of Asian Pacific Elders,” National Asian Pacific Islander Elders