Oregon lawmaker receives Hatfield Award from cities league

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The League of Oregon Cities Mark O. Hatfield Statesmanship Award was presented to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., during the league's annual conference held recently in Bend.

"Congressman Walden is known for his continuous support of legislation that supports job growth," said LOC Executive Director Mike McCauley. "His support of cities obtaining federal matching funds to build, repair and replace infrastructure has been unwavering."

One of the letters supporting Rep. Walden's nomination for this award described him as "exemplifying the balanced perspective, professional decorum and political moderation espoused so eloquently, on so many occasions and under such varied circumstances, by Senator Hatfield."

This year, the Hatfield award was presented for just the fifth time since its creation in 1996.

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