The Children’s Campaign Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Sen. Andy Hill.
Senator Hill, a key budget writer for Senate Republicans, died after a battle with lung cancer on October 31, 2016.
First elected in 2010, Senator Hill was in his second term in the Washington legislature where he served the 45th District encompassing Redmond, Kirkland, Duvall and adjacent communities. Children’s Campaign Fund endorsed him as a Champion for Children in 2010 and 2014.
Senator Hill was chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and served on Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. He was a compassionate advocate for people with disabilities and contributed to the passage of the VIP Act, which expanded developmental disability services to thousands of individuals.
“Despite partisan challenges often facing the legislature, Senator Hill will be remembered as a devoted state leader who was willing to work across party lines to better the lives of the people of Washington,” said Rene Murry, Chair of the Children’s Campaign Fund.
An appointee will be selected to serve through 2017 when a special election will be held to fill Senator Hill’s term through 2018.
A memorial service will be held for Senator Hill on Services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Redmond.