Recognition

Educational Service District 113 Leadership Award 2003
Washington Conservation Voters Environmental Champion 2003-04
Washington State Skills Center Super Star 2005
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Housing Hero Award 2005
Washington Conservation Voters Environmental Champion 2005-06
Washington Towing and Recovery Association Legislator of the Year 2008
Washington State Democrats Warren G. Magnuson Maggie Award 2008
Washington State School Retirees Association Legislative Excellence Award 2009Sam was awarded the 1st Gabby Gifford Award for Civility in Government in 2015
Washington Association of County Auditors Outstanding Leadership & Dedication to Improving Elections 2009
Educational Service District 113 Leadership Award 2009
Northwest Credit Association Anchor Award 2010
Washington Employment Alliance Outstanding Legislator 2013
Washington Refuse and Recycling Association Legislator of the Year 2015
Gabby Gifford Award for Civility in Government Award