Schoesler receives award from hunting organization

A group has honored 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler for his work on behalf of hunters in Washington.

The Hunters Heritage Council, Washington’s largest hunting-rights organization, has named Schoesler a “Legislator of the Year” for 2022. The award was announced this week by Hunters Heritage Council President Mark Pidgeon.

“I’m honored and pleased to learn that I’ll receive this award,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “Hunting has been a big part of my life since I was a boy, and I know that many people across the state enjoy hunting. Unfortunately, it seems that state government creates more hurdles for hunters, which is why I work hard in the Legislature to protect hunting in Washington and will continue to do so.”

Each year, the organization selects several legislators to receive the “Legislator of the Year” award. The other recipients of the award are 18th District Sen. Ann Rivers, 7th District Sen. Shelly Short, 17th District Sen. Lynda Wilson, 18th District Rep. Larry Hoff, 7th District Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber, 40th District Rep. Debra Lekanoff, 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh and 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox.

The council will present the awards to Schoesler and the other legislators early next year.