At the start of the day, Senator Brad Hawkins, at right, meets with staff members Blake Baldwin, at left, and Ryan Baye in his office to talk about his schedule and other business.
Senator Brad Hawkins listens as his staff talks with him.
While talking with Wenatchee World reporter Mike Irwin, Senator Brad Hawkins takes the time to eat some apple slices. He said with his busy schedule it’s often hard to find time to eat.
Senator Brad Hawkins regularly eats 2 to 3 apples a day.
During his first meeting of the day, Senator Brad Hawkins takes notes as he listens to concerns from small store owners Phil Blackburn, center and Pete Jacobson. The constituents were with the Washington Food Industry Association.
Senator Brad Hawkins walks from his office in the Irving R. Newhouse Building to the Legislative Building to attend a Senate majority leadership team meeting before the Senators convene in session.
Senator Brad Hawkins, at left, meets with other Senators in the Senate majority leadership team before session.
Before session starts, Senator Brad Hawkins looks at paperwork at his desk on the Senate floor.
As the Senate convenes Senator Brad Hawkins does the pledge of allegiance.
Senator Brad Hawkins, center talks with Senator Marko Liias (D-21st) at left and Senator Joe Fain (R-47th) during session.
Senator Brad Hawkins speaks with Senator Joe Fain (R-47th) during session.
As another Senator speaks, Senator Brad Hawkins turns to listen.
Senator Brad Hawkins addresses the Senate as he speaks about Senate Bill 5270, the first bill of his that he sponsored. It was voted on and passed.
After his first bill passed, as a part of tradition, the freshman Senator was roasted and passed out gifts from his district to the other Senators. Senator Brad Hawkins gifts included slices of Honeycrisp apples.
After lunch, Senator Brad Hawkins heads back to his office to meet with constituents for a couple of hours before going to a Transportation Committee meeting.
Senator Brad Hawkins meets with constituents from Chelan County PUD in his office. PUD commissioners Randy Smith, center and Garry Arseneault discussed concerns with the Senator during a 15 minute meeting.
As Senator Brad Hawkins meets with constituents representing the Washington Academy of Family Physicians, staff member Ryan Baye, at, right, enters the room to let the Senator know he needs to leave to attend a Transportation Committee meeting.
Senator Brad Hawkins talks with Senator Steve O'Ban (R-28th) during a Transportation Committee meeting.
Senator Brad Hawkins, at left listens to testimony during a Transportation Committee meeting.
As Senator Brad Hawkins arrives at home, his boys Tyler,7, and Luke, 9, at right give their dad a big hug.
After arriving at home Senator Brad Hawkins changes his clothes and goes to talk with his wife Shawna as she fixes dinner.
After dinner, Senator Brad Hawkins enjoys a game of Uno with his family. After Tyler won the game, Luke, at left, reacts.