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Biography



Born and raised in Spokane, Representative Marcus Riccelli graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, and from the University of Washington with a Masters of Public Administration. From 2007 to 2010, Marcus served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s Eastern Washington Director. Then from 2010 to 2012, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown. Elected to the state legislature in 2012, Marcus serves on the Health Care & Wellness Committee, which he vice-chaired for four years, as well as on the Capital Budget, Transportation, and Rules committees. He was also elected by his colleagues to the leadership role of Majority Whip in 2016. He serves on the Governor’s Council for the Healthiest Next Generation and is chair of the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.

Outside his duties with the legislature, Marcus is a Project Manager for CHAS, the Community Health Association of Spokane. He is also an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University’s College of Health Science and Public Health.

Marcus is deeply committed to fostering opportunities for young people in Spokane. He serves as an advisory board member for the Northside YMCA and coaches youth sports. He served on the Spokane advisory board for Daybreak Youth Services, and has served as a City Plan Commissioner.

A strong believer in building relationships and working across the aisle, Marcus worked with the community and colleagues from both parties to prime sponsor and pass legislation creating the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Marcus lives in Spokane with his wife, Amanda, and their two young children.

Community Involvement:

Current:
North Spokane YMCA Advisory Board member
Chair, Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee
Rotarian, Spokane Rotary Club 21
Youth sports soccer and baseball coach
Member, Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Advisory Council
Committee member, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs Denny Alumni Council

Past:
Appointee, Community Economic Revitalization Board
Spokane Advisory Board Member, Daybreak Youth Services
Co-Director, Spokane Central YMCA Youth & Government Youth Legislature Program
Chair, Children’s Health One Table
Member, Financial Education Public-Private Partnership
Member, Spokane Public Schools Public Affairs Advisory Council

Awards and Honors:

2016 Washington State Medical Association Legislator of the Year
2016 Washington State Democrats Elected Official of the Year
2016 Legislator of the Year Award Student Government Council of WSU
2015 Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network 2015 Advocate Award
2013 Washington State Housing Finance Association Proud Partner Award
2013 WACOPS House Democrats Legislator of the Year
2013 Associate Students of Washington State University Champion of Higher Education Award
2013 Chase Youth Foundation Champion of Youth Award for Government
2013 Washington Student Association Legislator of the Year
2013 Washington State Young Democrats Half Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Washington State Democrats Warren G. Magnuson Award for Rising Star of the Year
2008 Washington State Presidential Elector casting an electoral vote for the Honorable Barack Obama
2007 Nominated for The Robert H. Pealy Prize for a Degree Project of Outstanding Merit, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

 

News

  • A message from Marcus: Update from Spokane | E-newsletters - May 10, 2018
    Talking gun violence & school safety with student leaders On April 27, I joined Governor Inslee, First Lady Trudi Inslee, Sen. Andy Billig and Rep. Timm Ormsby for a round table discussion on gun violence and school safety with student leaders... READ MORE
  • Town Hall Recap | E-newsletters - April 19, 2018
    Strong turnout, productive conversation at town hall A big thank you to the over 200 people who attended last Saturday’s legislative town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Ormsby, Sen. Billig and me. We provided an overview of 2018 session highlights... READ MORE
  • Join me for a legislative town hall this Saturday! | News - April 11, 2018
    Town Hall on Saturday, April 14 I want to hear from you! Saturday, April 14 10:00 – 11:30 am East Central Community Center 500 S. Stone St. Spokane, WA 99202 Please join me this Saturday for a town hall discussion.... READ MORE
  • Post-session update and town hall announcement | E-newsletters - April 4, 2018
    Final budget fully funds education, cuts property taxes Legislators approved a supplemental budget that includes a one-time property tax cut to the tune of $391 million, thanks to a better-than-expected revenue forecast. This will be especially helpful to working families and people on fixed... READ MORE
  • Governor signs changes to Spokane County commissioner elections | News - March 28, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee signed the Responsible Representation Act into law today, a bipartisan bill changing the way large counties elect their county commissioners. House Bill 2887, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, directs counties with populations over 400,000 to... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 434A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7888
    Email Marcus

    Spokane Address:
    421 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 317
    Spokane, WA 99201

    509-458-3563

    Legislative Assistant:
    Maureen Haeger
    Email: Maureen.Haeger@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Capital Budget
    Health Care & Wellness
    Rules
    Transportation

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jen Waldref, Senior Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7225
    Jen.Waldref@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov


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