Federal Way Mayor & City Council
In recognition and appreciation for hard work and dedication to the residents of the City of Federal Way, Washington during the historic 2015 legislative session.
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Senator Fain was named "Best Public Official" in the 2014 Covington / Maple Valley Reporter reader's poll. Finalists included Black Diamond City Councilmember Andy Williamson, Covington Mayor Margaret Harto, and Maple Valley City Councilmember Victoria Jonas.
Senator Fain was named "Best Public Official" in the 2014 Kent Reporter reader's poll. Finalists included Mayor Suzette Cooke and Councilmembers Dana Ralph and Jim Berrios.
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce
State Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn, 47th District) received the Bill Kyle Memorial Award for his elected service at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Recognition of Service dinner Wednesday at the Muckleshoot Casino.
"Sen. Fain has been a strong advocate for the Auburn-area business community. We are happy to bestow this award on such a well-deserving legislator."
- Nancy Wyatt, Auburn Area Chamber CEO
Kent Area Parent Teacher Assocation
Senator Fain was recognized at the Kent Area PTA Awards Ceremony with the Spirit of Community Award for his dedicated service to the students and families within the Kent School District.
Fain has been a strong advocate for education funding and reform in the state legislature, as well as volunteering and supporting local levy elections for Kent Schools.
Kent Chamber of Commerce
Senator Joe Fain and State Representative Dave Upthegrove both received recognition as Government Employees of the Year by the Kent Chamber of Commerce. Each legislator has gone above and beyond in working to help small businesses in Kent grow and thrive during their term in office. The two were presented their award at the annual Kent Chamber Gala at the Showare Center.
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Senator Fain was selected by Covington-Maple Valley Reporter readers as the 2011 Public Official of the Year.
Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association
Mt. Rainier High School girls head coach, Joe Fain, was awarded the WISCA state Coach of the Year award during the 2002 State 3A championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
The Coach of the Year Award is voted on by fellow Washington State swim coaches. Fain is the second year coach of the Mt. Rainier program, as well as the coach of the Hazen High School boys program.
In the news
A centrist who moves people of both parties toward policies that make sense for their community and the whole state is a lawmaker voters should treasure. The people of the 47th Legislative District have such a leader in Joe Fain, who should be reelected to the state Senate in November for a third four-year term.
Covington Maple Valley Reporter
“Speaking with and listening to our local leaders is essential to successfully represent our community before the entire state,” said Fain, who represents Covington in the Washington State Senate. “Hearing their concerns and ideas has helped us secure funding for much needed congestion-relief projects in the area, and this year successfully partner to expedite construction and help commuters sooner.”
“Acts of White supremacy by the KKK or by some domestic incarnation of Nazism are not quirky brands of minority beliefs that need protection. They are acts of violence that demand our unified condemnation.”
District legislators – Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and Reps. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, and Pat Sullivan, D-Covington – fielded questions from more than 200 people who packed a room at the Golden Steer Steak ‘n Rib House for the town hall meeting.
Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and his wife, Steffanie, hosted a holiday reception fundraiser at their home for the Auburn Public Schools Foundation on Dec. 15.
The Washington State Legislature possesses one of the most prestigious page programs in the country which hundreds of teenage Washingtonians apply to partake in each year.
“My trunk became my closet and my glove compartment became my lingerie drawer,” Khalid said in a video, as hundreds of people in the audience — including Khalid herself — watched her story unfold on a big screen during Reach Out's annual breakfast fundraiser on Tuesday morning at the Christian Faith Center.
Editor’s note: The following is the address delivered by state Sen. Joe Fain at the Tahoma National Cemetery Memorial Day program.
City leaders and community members all agree that the city of Kent would be well served by a new YMCA in the fast growing and diverse community of 124,000 people.
“Breaking ground on this park is the result of a great deal of work by community members who had a vision to improve our region and are making it happen,” said Sen. Fain (R-Auburn), who secured a $650,000 grant for the park in the state’s 2013 capital budget. “Providing opportunities for families to recreate is vitally important to this growing area. I cannot wait to see the incredible community asset this park will be for many years."
Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) joined the Auburn Kiwanis on Thursday afternoon as a guest speaker at the group's monthly meeting.
The monthly "Good Eggs" breakfast, hosted by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, featured state Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn, 47th Legislative District). Fain spoke specifically about the historic, bipartisan budget recently passed, as well as plans to address our state's transportation needs.
On that Saturday evening the Washington State Legislature passed its 2013-15 capital construction budget, which included $2.1 million for the Covington Community Park’s second phase. Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Pat Sullivan and officials from the City of Covington secured the additional funding after helping finance the initial phase in last year’s construction package.
Families in Covington and Maple Valley can celebrate this week as the ink dries on the state budget thanks to several million dollars set aside for the Tahoma School District and parks projects.
State Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), left, and City Councilmember Wayne Osborne go to work along Main Street. — Image Credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), who hosted the group, also sponsored a resolution that "recognized the courageous leadership and legacy of hope demonstrated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) hosted the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound for a behind-the-scenes tour at the state Capitol on Wednesday.
Fain organized information sessions, a speaking panel and tour for 23 current and future business and government leaders from South King County. This is the second year Fain has hosted and organized a day at the Capitol for the Leadership Institute.
State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, spent Tuesday morning on campus at Kent-Meridian High School as part of the Kent School District’s “Principal for a Day” event.
State Sen. Joe Fain (District 47) came away impressed with the new fields.
"Growing up, youth sports were an irreplaceable part of my life," he said. "(The fields) are something fun and positive for the community, and something priceless for youth."
Earlier this month Sen. Joe Fain served as a judge for the 50th Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant, and on Wednesday the new Miss Auburn, Tera Sabo, visited the Capitol as Fain's guest, accompanied by Kathy Lewis, Auburn's first lady.
As the cost of playing school sports rises, fewer kids are turning out, but a new nonprofit aims to keep more athletes on the field.
The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound spent Wednesday as guests of Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn (47th District), for an inside look at state government.
Sen. Joe Fain, who represents the 47th Legislative District, which includes Auburn, was pleased to advocate for the projects funded by the legislation.
Sen. Joe Fain (R-47th District, Auburn) delivered his maiden speech in the Senate chamber on Wednesday, asking his colleagues to pass Senate Bill 5075, the first bill he introduced as a lawmaker.
A special thank you to Joe Fain who is running for state Senate this November, and his fiancé Steffanie Moxon for being our guest speaker and awesome live auctioneer for the night. They both did a fabulous job, touched many hearts and were a honor to have at our event.