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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 retained that leadership position in the 2017 session. 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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
OLYMPIA—Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed a $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote. SB 6090 includes a record $1 billion to build new public schools, a key provision to help school districts reduce K-3 class sizes, as...
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