Washington, DC – On September 13, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) was recognized with an inaugural “2022 Stubblefield Institute Civility Award” by the Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications (Stubblefield Institute).
According to the Stubblefield Institute, the award is presented to elected leaders and members of the media for consistent displays of fairness and civility and aims to call attention to those who have consistently set a positive example of constructive debate, while also earning respect from those with whom they disagree.
“Americans don’t expect Members of Congress to agree on everything, nor do they expect members of Congress to all be best friends. But they do expect us to work together and show respect for one another as we work to represent our constituents and serve the American people,” said Rep. Kilmer. “That’s been part of my ethic since day one in this job – and I’m honored to be recognized for that work.”