Hawkins named to GOP leadership post in state Senate


State Sen. Brad Hawkins was selected for a Republican leadership post in the upcoming 2019 session of the state Legislature.

Hawkins, still in his first term in the Senate after serving in the House representing the 12th District, has been picked as the party’s deputy floor leader.

The Republican Senate leader will be Mark Schoesler of Ritzville. Shelly Short of Addy was named floor leader.

On the House side, J.T. Wilcox of Yelm will be the Republican leader.