April 5, 2016 in an official press release from Rep. Lynda Wilson (R) it was announced that Wilson has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Hunters Heritage Council (HHC).
In the press release Wilson was quoted to say, “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor and I am grateful to the HHC for all they do to support sportsmen in Washington. Hunting and outdoor activities are an important part of mine and my family’s life, as it is for many Washingtonians. Organizations like the Hunters Heritage Council and Safari Club International provide resources so people can carry on these proud traditions in a safe and responsible way. I will continue to promote the values of conservation and education associated with hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities to preserve these opportunities for future generations.”
The HHC is Washington’s largest hunting-rights organization with nearly 50 organizations representing 45,000 members and is the political arm of Southwest Washington Safari Club International.
Southwest Washington Safari Club International has an established Sportsmen Against Hunger program, has organized a group of dedicated certified hunter safety instructors conducting multiple classes, joined in a partnership to restore the Columbia Whitetail deer to Native American tribal lands, published an SCI National award winning newsletter.
In February Wilson’s candidacy for State Senator 17th LD was endorsed by HHC.
*Update 4-7-2016. From Mark Pidgeon, President of the Hunters Heritage Council…….
As President of the Hunters Heritage council, the choice of Lynda Wilson as our “Legislator of the Year” was an easy one, she is a truly outstanding legislator and rock-solid on our issues. Now we are putting our money where our mouth is. Our PAC, HHC PAC, has sent Lynda the pre-primary maximum of $1,000.