Previous APHA Distinguished Legislator of the Year Award Winners

2016    Representative John Lewis, D-GA
2016    Senator Chris Murphy, D-CT
2015    Senator Edward Markey, D-MA
2014    Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
2013    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
2012    Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-CT
2011    Representative Jan Schakowsky, D-IL 
2010    Senator Christopher J. Dodd, D-CT
2010    Representative Lois Capps, D-CA
2009    Representative Nita Lowey, D-NY
2009    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA
2008    Representative Henry Waxman, D-CA
2008    Senator Edward Kennedy, D-MA (Special Lifetime
 Achievement Award)
2007    Senator Olympia Snowe, R-ME
2007    Representative Hilda L. Solis, D-CA
2006    Senator Arlen Spector, R-PA
2006    Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA
2006    Representative Major Owens, D-NY
2005    Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-NM
2005    Senator Daniel Inouye, D-HI
2005    Governor Mike Huckabee, AR-R
2005    State Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, D-MD
2004    Representative John Conyers, Jr., D-MI
2004    Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ
2004    State Senator Ray Miller, D-OH
2003    Maine Governor John E. Baldacci
2003    Representative Barbara Lee, D-CA
2003    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
2002    Representative Sherrod Brown, D-OH
2002    State Senator Martha Escutia, D-CA, Montebello
2001    Senator James Jeffords, I-VT
2001    Representative John Lewis, D-GA
2001    Representative Andrew Nichols, D-AZ
2000    Senator Ted Kennedy, D-MA
2000    Representative Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY
2000    Speaker of the House G. Steven Rowe, D-ME
1999    Senator Richard Durbin, D-IL
1999    Representative Barbara Flynn Currie, D-IL
1999    State Assemblywoman Carol J. Murphy, R-NY
1998    Senator John McCain, R-AZ
1998    Representative Louis M. Slaughter, D-NY
1997    Representative Henry A. Waxman, D-CA