Senator Matt Boehnke named 2024 Retail Legislator of the Year by WR

Jun 20, 2024
Written by WR Communications

WR is thrilled to honor Senator Matt Boehnke from District 8 – Tri-Cities as the 2024 Retail Legislator of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes current elected members of the Washington State Legislature who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in advancing policies that promote innovation and allow the retail industry to thrive.

Senator Boehnke’s commitment to the retail sector is exemplary. His proactive efforts include sponsoring legislation that focuses on retail careers and establishing a retail industry workgroup within community and technical colleges. These initiatives have been instrumental in creating diverse career pathways and supporting the economic contributions of the retail industry. His work led to the unanimous passage of critical legislation, underscoring his effectiveness and dedication.

In the 2024 session, Senator Boehnke ensured retail representation in the artificial intelligence task force, amended a potentially harmful cookware bill, and backed legislation to combat retail crime. His efforts have created a safer and more vibrant retail environment, benefiting both customers and employees.

Senator Boehnke’s responsiveness and accessibility have been invaluable. He actively collaborates with the WR government affairs team, promoting commonsense regulatory policies that foster growth and innovation. His support for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles further highlights his commitment to a sustainable and healthy retail sector.

WR proudly recognizes Senator Matt Boehnke as the 2024 Retail Legislator of the Year for his outstanding leadership and unwavering support of the retail industry. Congratulations, Senator Boehnke!


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