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Larry Springer is the Deputy Majority Leader for Jobs & Economic Development in the House of Representatives. He’s a lifelong resident of East King County and served 11 years on the Kirkland City Council, including four as Mayor. Owner of a retail wine store since 1985, Larry is proud of his family-run small business.

Larry began his career as an elementary school teacher, only to be drawn away by his passion for the art and intricacies of fine wine. After opening his store in Kirkland, Larry became involved in the community. As a small business owner, he felt that it was part of his responsibility to help revitalize the community and help it become not just a place to live, but a place to live well.

Since his first election to the Legislature in 2004, Larry has been an advocate for education, social responsibility, economic development and security, the arts, and creating “community.” His work was instrumental in bringing a Performing Arts Center to Kirkland. Larry was awarded the “End Hunger Award” at the 2014 Hunger Summit for his work in securing funding for Emergency Food Assistance Programs.

Larry has served as President of the Suburban Cities Association, is a member of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and serves the eastside community as a board member of HopeLink. As a City Council member and Mayor, Larry earned many awards, including the National Distinguished Leadership Award, and “Kirkland’s Favorite Elected Official.” He was named 2009 Public Official of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Larry and his wife enjoy spending time at their mountain cabin with their two golden retrievers.

Wife, Penny Sweet, stepson, Mark Evich


House Committees:
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Western Washington University – BA, Education
University of Oregon– MS, Family Counseling

Community Involvement
Member, Hopelink Board
Member, Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
Member, Kirkland Downtown Association


  • Our Statement on the Public Records Act | E-newsletters - March 3, 2018
    Last week, we voted to approve Senate Bill 6617, the Legislative Public Records Act, which changed how public records would be handled in the Legislature. Unfortunately, the bill should have had more public input and the opportunity for robust debate... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Town hall meeting with 45th Legislative District lawmakers | News - February 13, 2018
    Who: Sen. Manka Dhingra, Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman What: Town hall meeting with 45th Legislative District constituents. When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018. Where: Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Room 404, West Bldg., 11605 132nd Ave.... READ MORE
  • State capital budget to pump millions into 45th-district economy | News - January 22, 2018
    The state capital budget OK’d by the Legislature late Thursday night will pay for more than $7 million in construction and renovation projects in the 45th district, which includes Woodinville and Duvall, as well as large parts of Kirkland, Redmond,... READ MORE
  • Billions in new schools, colleges and parks are at stake | News - August 7, 2017
    Should Washington allocate $1 billion for new public school construction and $800 million for colleges and universities, or should we put all those construction projects on hold? That seems like a silly question.  Washington state is growing fast, and we... READ MORE
  • Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse | News - July 21, 2017
    OLYMPIA— After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision, Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) and Rep. Larry Springer... READ MORE
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