Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.

I’ve tried to make this a useful resource for constituents to learn more about their state government, the Legislature, the bills I’ve sponsored, and my priorities and values as a proud member of your 11th-district legislative team.

My phone number is (360) 786-7862, and my email address is steve.bergquist@leg.wa.gov.

It’s an honor and a privilege to serve you, your family, and our neighbors throughout the district.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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As a schoolteacher myself, I'm always happy to be visited by students who are learning about how their government works. These smiling faces are from Renton's Talbot Hill Elementary. My seatmate, Rep. Zack Hudgins, is at left, standing with our colleague from the neighboring 33rd district, Rep. Mia Gregerson.

As a schoolteacher myself, I’m always happy to be visited by students who are learning about how their government works. These smiling faces are from Renton’s Talbot Hill Elementary. My seatmate, Rep. Zack Hudgins, is at left, standing with our colleague from the neighboring 33rd district, Rep. Mia Gregerson.

Biography

Steve is a public school teacher who until recently was also a small business owner. Living in Renton, he is a proud fourth-generation resident of the 11th Legislative District.

After graduating from Renton’s Hazen High School, Steve earned a double major in Political Science and History from the UW, and received his Master’s in Teaching with a social studies endorsement from WWU.

Steve and his wife, Avanti, a physician, have a daughter, Anjali, and a son, Anton.

First elected to the state House in 2012, Steve is deputy majority floor leader. He is a member of four policy committees: Appropriations, Business and Financial Services, Education, and Rules, tasked with determining which bills will be debated and voted on by the full House.

Some of his major legislative priorities have included creating more access to democracy through a group of voter access bills. Steve was the prime sponsor of a measure, passed in the 2018 session, allowing 16 and 17 year olds to preregister to vote. He also passed landmark legislation to help raise the standards and create career ladder opportunities for Paraeducators in our public school classrooms.

Outside the Legislature, Steve is active in community affairs and has helped hundreds of students gain valuable service experience with groups like Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank.

News

Rep. Berquist’s 05/09/18 Update: State Need Grant / GET Prog. / Higher Ed Opportunities / Equal Pay / Breakfast After the Bell / Paraeducators / Credit Unions

In this e-Newsletter I want to give you an update on legislation passed this session that was not included in the paper mailer I sent out recently.  Below you’ll find information on bills we had been trying to pass for... READ MORE

Rep. Bergquist’s Parks & Community Projects Survey

With the legislative session behind us, I now have time to follow up on district-specific issues. I am particularly interested in learning your thoughts on parks and community projects to identify opportunities for the state to contribute with funding. Parks... READ MORE

Family First Center / 405 HOT Lanes / Budget / Voter Access / Public Records / Survey

Doug Baldwin Family First Center I am happy to report that we got $1.5 million in the House capital budget proposal for the Family First Center. If these funds are confirmed and added to the $8.5 million in private and... READ MORE

Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: Town Hall / College Bound / Youth Voter Registration / Survey Results / New Survey: Immigration Issues / Car Seats

SAVE THE DATE! 11th Legislative District Town Hall Please join Senator Bob Hasegawa, Representative Zack Hudgins and me at our 11th district town hall meeting this Saturday, February 17, from 10:30 am to noon at the King County Office of... READ MORE

House narrowly passes Youth Voter Registration bill

OLYMPIA—After a contentious debate on the House Floor earlier today, a measure to allow 16- and 17-year olds to pre-register to vote was finally sent to the Senate on a 52-46 vote. “We’ve found that the earlier people register to... READ MORE

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Contact

Olympia office:
JLOB 322
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA
98504-0600

(360) 786-7862
Email Steve

Legislative Assistant:
Syd Locke
Email: Syd.Locke@leg.wa.gov

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

Committees:
Appropriations
Business & Financial Services
Education
Rules

For Press Inquiries:
Lilia P. Nieto, Senior Communications Specialist
(360) 786-7375
Lilia.Nieto@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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