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 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.

News

  • Statement from Rep. Steve Bergquist on the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship Program | News - October 11, 2017
    For over a century, the Page Program has been offering students across the state the opportunity and honor of experiencing democracy firsthand. Every year, hundreds of Washington teens get to participate in the legislative process while serving as pages during... READ MORE
  • Aug 21, 2017 Seattle Times’ story on Rep. Bergquist’s paraeducators bill | News - August 21, 2017
    With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits The Washington Legislature this year agreed to help principals struggling with a teacher shortage — especially in special-education classrooms — by tapping into a... READ MORE
  • Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: Teacher Certification / Paraeducator Training / Capital Budget / I-405 Tolls / Sound Transit | News - July 21, 2017
    On June 30, we passed the operating budget and thus avoided a government shutdown, but we didn’t adjourn because the construction budget was still pending. It’s disappointing that we did adjourn last night without passing a capital budget nor solving... READ MORE
  • Governor enacts Bergquist’s residency certificate renewal bill | News - July 7, 2017
    This afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Rep. Steve Bergquist’s House Bill 1341 into law. The measure allows new teachers the option of renewing their residency certificate in five-year intervals based on completion of ten credits or one hundred clock hours,... READ MORE
  • Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: Operating Budget passed; no government shutdown | News - July 1, 2017
    As you may have heard, we managed to avert a government shutdown by passing the 2017-2019 operating budget late last night, so I figured I would send you a quick update on what it includes. In the 11th Legislative District,... 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) 786-7206
    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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