These are some of the awards Senator Murray has received.


  • Legislator of the Year, Washington Associatin of Wheat Growers, 2010

  • Friend of the Farm Bureau Award, Washington Farm Bureau, 2009
  • Grape & Wine Public Policy Leadership Award, Winegrape Growers of America and WineAmerica, 2006

  • President's Award for Outstanding Service to Farmworkers, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, 2005
  • 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

  • Physical Award - "You Went the Extra Distance for Children", Olive Crest, 2009
  • 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

  • Certificate of Excellence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, 2006
  • 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.


Fighting Drug Abuse

  • 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

  • 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.


Domestic Violence

  • Certificate of Excellence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, 2006
  • 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.



  • Literacy Leadership Award, National Coalition for Literacy, 2009
  • Congressional Service Award, Association of Educational Service Agencies, 2009

  • 2009 Champion for Summer Learning Award, Summer Learning Advocates, 2009
  • Award for Excellence in Public Service, CoSN Advancing K-12 Technology Leadership, 2008

  • 2004 Legislator of the Year, American School Counselor Association, 2005
  • 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



  • 2009 Legislator of the Year Award, National Hydropower Association, 2010
  • Award in Appreciation of Leadership and Dedicated Support of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, National Energy Assistance Director's Association, 1997.



  • Esther Stefaniw Memorial Award, Upper Columbia River Salmon Recovery Board, 2010
  • Sierrra Club Award, Sierra Club, 2008

  • Friends of the National Parks Award, National Parks Conservation Association, 2005
  • 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 Seattle 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.


Health Care

  • 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

  • Safety Net Award, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Spokane County Medical Society Foundation, 2009

  • Distinguished Public Servant Award, National Family Planning & Reporductive Health Association, 2009
  • 2009 Congressional Leadership Award, Epilepsy Foundation, 2009

  • Outstanding Commitment to Improving Mental Health Care for All Americans Award, Association for the Advancement of Psychology, 2008
  • 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.


Homeland Security
  • Congressional Recognition Award by the National Emergency Management Association, 2004



  • With Deep Appreciation for All You Do For Kids, King County Housing Authority, 2010
  • Housing Award, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, 2010

  • Advocate of the Year, Pacific NW National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, 2006
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle award to Senator Murray “for her leadership in building communities that thrive.” 2003

  • Award "For Her Support of the Cap Increases in the Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bond Program and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program", Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 2001.



  • Congressional Champions Award, National Job Corps, 2009
  • Advocate of the Year for Workforce Development, Goodwill, 2009

  • 2009 Legislator of the Year, Washington ACTE, 2009
  • Award, US Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council & National Center on Education and the Economy's High Skills Consortia, 2008

  • Distinguished Service Award, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, 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.


Latino Issues
  • 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


Law Enforcement

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Senator Murray’s support of public safety services, Washington State Patrol, 2002.


Port Security

  • Tacoma Propeller Club – Master Mariner Award 2004

  • Port Person of the Year, American Association of Port Authorities, 2004
  • Seattle Propeller Club’s Elected Official of the Year Award, 2004

  • Journal of Commerce named Murray the "New Champion for Port Security," August 2003



  • Certificate of Appreciation for Senator Murray’s “Exemplary Contribution in Telecommunication Improvements to Rural Areas”, Washington State Rural Development Council



  • 2009 Trade and Investment Leadership Award, Emergency Committee for American Trade, 2009


  • Keeping Spokane Moving, Inland NW Agc, Greater Spokane Inc. Spokane Area Good Roads Assoc., 2010
  • 2010 Safety Leadership Award, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 2010

  • National Bicycle Leadership Award, League of American Bicyclists, 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.



  • Plaque of Recognition for Support of Indian Housing and Communities, National American Indian Housing Council, 2006
  • Award "For Senator Murray's Earnest and Effective Efforts in Restoring Funding to Northwest Indian Communities,” Northwest Native American Business Development Center, 2001.



  • Louisville Slugge for "Going to Bat for All Veternas in WA", Disabled American Veterans Department of Washington, 2009
  • Silver Helmet Award, AMVETS, 2008

  • Legislator of the Year - Medal of Merit, Jewish War Veterans, 2006
  • 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)

  • Policy Pioneer Award, National Foundation for Women Legislators, 2007
  • 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.


Other Awards

  • 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

  • 2008 Citizen of the Year, Washington Realtors, 2008
  • Tribute of Hope Award, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, 2007

  • Policy Pioneer Award, National Foundation for Women Legislators, 2007
  • 2007 Silver Mouse Award for website excellence, Congressional Management Foundation, 2008

  • International Congressional Champion, Habitat for Humanity, 2007
  • 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

  • Columbia River Crab Fishermen’s Association, “Black Hat’ Award for Keeping the Port of Chinook Open and Saving Local Jobs, 2004
  • Congressional Recognition Award for Commitment to Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), 2004.

  • United Way of America Federal Partner of the Year, 2003
  • 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