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Legislative Update Video

 

Biography

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.

Family
Wife, Penny Sweet, stepson, Mark Evich

City/Town
Kirkland

House Committees:
Appropriations
Education
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Finance
Rules

Education/Degrees
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

News

  • The Latest from Olympia | e-Newsletter - February 24, 2016
    With 16 days left of session, we are nearing our final policy committee cutoff. This is the deadline for Senate bills to pass out of House Committees and vice versa. Next week we will have fiscal committee cutoff to address... READ MORE
  • Local governments may be allowed to enter the 21st century | Press Releases - February 17, 2016
    OLYMPIA – In an effort to streamline processes, the state House has approved legislation to allow local governments to use electronic signatures and records. HB 2427, sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), would authorize local agencies, which include counties, cities,... READ MORE
  • House approves bill to address teacher shortage crisis | News - February 17, 2016
    OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed another bill aimed at getting more qualified teachers into our classrooms to address the growing teacher crisis in Washington. HB 2573 would ramp up teacher recruitment efforts, encourage retired teachers to return to... READ MORE
  • House approves bill to protect educators’ self-evaluations | Press Releases - February 12, 2016
    OLYMPIA – A self-evaluation is an opportunity for honest, sometimes critical, reflection and shouldn’t end up outside of a personnel file. That’s why the state House of Representatives approved HB 1804 to exempt the personnel records, including self-evaluations, of professional... READ MORE
  • Halfway done! | e-Newsletter - February 10, 2016
    We are halfway done with the 2016 legislative session! We have passed policy cutoff last week and fiscal cutoff last night, which is the final deadline for bills with fiscal impacts to make it out of committee. Today we will... READ MORE
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