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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.
The most pressing issue we will face in Olympia this session is education funding, I hope we can break through our partisan gridlock and finally fulfill that constitutional promise.
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Steve is a public school teacher and small business owner from Renton. He is a proud fourth-generation resident of the 11th District, graduating from Renton’s Hazen High School.
He graduated from the UW with a double major in Political Science and History and received his Master’s in Teaching with a social studies endorsement from WWU. His wife, Avanti, is a faculty physician at the UW and Seattle Children’s Hospital. They have a daughter, Anjali, and a son, Anton.
First elected to the state House in 2012, Steve was named deputy majority floor leader as a freshman and retains that leadership position in the 2017 session. He is a member of four policy committees: Education, Higher Education, Transportation, and State Government, where he serves as vice chair. He was elected in 2015 to a seat on the Rules Committee, which determines which bills will be debated and voted on by the full House.
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.
Special Session This is the last week of the 2017 regular session and, as you may have heard, we have not agreed on a state budget yet. Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of the budget. As...
New survey: House and Senate Budgets Comparison The budget proposals are out and we’ll soon start negotiations. But we are facing some serious differences, so reaching an agreement will take a lot of pulling and pushing. I would like to...
Come to our town hall meeting this Saturday I hope you will join my seatmates, Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Rep. Zack Hudgins and me at our 11th District Town Hall this coming Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 AM to noon. It...
Rep. Steve Bergquist recently participated in a new TVW project called “Legislator Profiles.” These are short 2 to 3 minute videos that are airing between gavel-to-gavel hearings. TVW’s goal is to provide viewers some information on their legislators.
New survey: CONTROVERSIAL BILLS Every session there are controversial bills and issues that generate a great deal of calls and emails from the public, and this year is no different. While I have already heard from some constituents on these...
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