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ACTE Policymaker of the Year Award Winners

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Previous Award Winners:

2016:
No award given

2015:
No award given 

2014:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) 

2013:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) 

2012:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA)
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

2011: 
No award given

2010:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Special Lifetime Achievement Award - Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)

2009:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) 

2008:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) & Rep. Phil English (R-PA)
Special Lifetime Achievement Award - Rep. John Peterson (R-PA)

2007:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) & Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

2006:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) & Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Board of Directors Award - Former OVAE Deputy Assistant Secretary Hans Meeder

2005:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Board of Directors Awards - Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE) & Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)

2004:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
Board of Directors Awards - Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH), Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) & Sen. Ernest Fritz Hollings (D-SC)

2003:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH)
Board of Directors Awards - Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) & Rep. Johnny Isakson (D-GA)

2002:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN)

2001:
Policymaker of the Year - OVAE Assistant Secretary Trish McNeil

2000:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH)

1999:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. John Peterson (R-PA)
Board of Directors Award - Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) & Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)

1998:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Board of Directors Award - Sen. Wendell Ford (D-KY) & School-to-Work Office Director J.D. Hoye

1997:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Board of Directors Award - Sen. Paul Simon (D-IL)

1996:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS)
Board of Directors Award - Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-RI)

1995:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI)

1994:
Policymaker of the Year - President Bill Clinton

1993:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA)

1992:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. William Ford (D-MI)

1991:
Policymaker of the Year - OVAE Assistant Secretary Betsy Brand

1990:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-RI)

1989:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Augustus Hawkins (D-CA)

1988:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Lawton Chiles (D-FL)

1987:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Wes Watkins (D-OK)

1986:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Lowell Weicher (R-CT)

1985:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. William Natcher (D-KY)

1984:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Silvio Conte (R-MA)

1983:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. William Ford (D-MI)

1982:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. William Goodling (R-PA)

1981:
Policymaker of the Year - Sen. Lawton Chiles (D-FL)

1980:
Policymaker of the Year - Rep. Carl Perkins (D-KY)

 

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