Biography

Mike Pellicciotti (Pelli-chotty) proudly represents Algona, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Milton and Pacific in the State House of Representatives.

Mike has served South King County as a prosecutor for over a decade, first as a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney holding accountable domestic violence and human trafficking offenders. He next prosecuted elder abuse and government waste, managing the return of over $30 million to taxpayers from corporate healthcare fraud.

As a freshman legislator, Mike is an independent voice committed to government reform, public safety, and serving the needs of South King and North Pierce Counties. Mike fought for replacement and expansion of city cameras in Federal Way crime hot spots, co-sponsored legislation to stop repeat domestic violence offenders, and passed a new law to hold human traffickers accountable and protect children from sexual assault.

Mike believes in restoring faith in government by restricting politicians and high-ranking government officials from the “revolving door” of becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving elected office. He led passage in the House of Representatives of a new law to shine a light on “dark money” in politics to ensure large campaign donations are no longer hidden from the public. Mike strongly opposed the legislative effort to limit its release of legislative public records. He also is fighting against corporate crime by proposing legislation that would increase corporate criminal penalties.

Mike was chair of the Washington Equal Justice Coalition, which advocates for those denied access to justice, including veterans denied benefits. He also has served with the Federal Way Human Services Commission. He led legislation that expanded vocational training for those in between jobs.

The child of educators, Mike attended public schools and focuses on educational and vocational training opportunities in the district. He has a Bachelor’s in business administration, has a Master’s in rural economic development, which he received as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and has a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga Law School. He later served on the Board of Regents of Gonzaga University.

News

  • Pellicciotti’s Corporate Crime Act passes House | Press Releases - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA – This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed HB 2362, a bill to increase criminal fines for corporations. The bill, which passed 97 to 1, is sponsored by Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, and increases corporate penalties that have... READ MORE
  • Leading Sound Transit Reform, Corporate Crime Enforcement, and Equal Pay | E-newsletters - February 6, 2018
    Friends and neighbors – It’s been a busy week. Below is an update on my bills to fix the ST3 car valuation formula, to strengthen corporate crime enforcement, and to promote equal pay and access to education. My bill to... READ MORE
  • Reforming government | E-newsletters - January 27, 2018
    Friends and neighbors – The new legislative session has begun and an update is below, where I discuss my government reform efforts in Olympia. Getting “Dark Money” out of politics Recently, I joined other legislators to announce bills to improve... READ MORE
  • Car Tab Relief Bill Passes House | Press Releases - January 24, 2018
    OLYMPIA – House lawmakers passed legislation that will return $780 million to car tab taxpayers by updating and correcting the way cars are valued for ST3 taxes. HB 2201 is sponsored by State Representative Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, in an... READ MORE
  • Capital budget funds STEM Classrooms, Senior Center, Weyerhaeuser Conservation in Federal Way | Press Releases - January 22, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Local projects will soon receive state funding, thanks to capital budget negotiators striking an agreement to pass the 2017 construction plan. Representative Kristine Reeves, D-Federal Way, is a member of the Capital Budget Committee and secured funding for... READ MORE
  • Biography

    Mike Pellicciotti (Pelli-chotty) proudly represents Algona, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Milton and Pacific in the State House of Representatives.

    Mike has served South King County as a prosecutor for over a decade, first as a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney holding accountable domestic violence and human trafficking offenders. He next prosecuted elder abuse and government waste, managing the return of over $30 million to taxpayers from corporate healthcare fraud.

    As a freshman legislator, Mike is an independent voice committed to government reform, public safety, and serving the needs of South King and North Pierce Counties. Mike fought for replacement and expansion of city cameras in Federal Way crime hot spots, co-sponsored legislation to stop repeat domestic violence offenders, and passed a new law to hold human traffickers accountable and protect children from sexual assault.

    Mike believes in restoring faith in government by restricting politicians and high-ranking government officials from the “revolving door” of becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving elected office. He led passage in the House of Representatives of a new law to shine a light on “dark money” in politics to ensure large campaign donations are no longer hidden from the public. Mike strongly opposed the legislative effort to limit its release of legislative public records. He also is fighting against corporate crime by proposing legislation that would increase corporate criminal penalties.

    Mike was chair of the Washington Equal Justice Coalition, which advocates for those denied access to justice, including veterans denied benefits. He also has served with the Federal Way Human Services Commission. He led legislation that expanded vocational training for those in between jobs.

    The child of educators, Mike attended public schools and focuses on educational and vocational training opportunities in the district. He has a Bachelor’s in business administration, has a Master’s in rural economic development, which he received as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and has a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga Law School. He later served on the Board of Regents of Gonzaga University.

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    Federal Way Office:

    33919 9th Avenue South
    Suite 204
    Federal Way, WA 98003

    (253) 517-5181

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 304
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7898
    Email Mike

    Legislative Assistant:
    Katie Dean
    Email: Katie.Dean@leg.wa.gov

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

    Committees:
    Public Safety (Vice Chair)
    State Government
    Transportation

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    Travis Shofner, Digital Media Coordinator
    (360) 786-7224
    Travis.Shofner@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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