Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.

I’ve tried to make this a useful resource for Newsletter thumbnailconstituents 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.

To see a brief wrap-up of the 2016 session that I prepared, please click the image at right and my post-session newsletter will open in a new window.

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.

Sincerely,
sig

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 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.

News

  • State Republicans’ education funding plan shortchanges South King County students | News - May 18, 2017
    Democratic plan a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses OLYMPIA – Most areas of the state could see a sharp property tax increase under the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. Yet despite the increase, total... READ MORE
  • Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: Special Session / New Survey: Sound Transit / Past Survey Results | News - April 21, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: New Survey / Town Hall / Past Survey Results | News - April 5, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • Rep. Bergquist’s Legislative Update: Saturday Town Hall / New Survey / Past Survey Results | News - March 15, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • TVW Legislator Profiles: State Rep. Steve Bergquist, 11th District. | News - March 3, 2017
    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.
  • Videos

    Check out the rest of my videos by clicking here.


    My video playlist:

    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

     

    Latest Tweets


    Washington State House Democrats

    The information on these pages was created by House staff for legislative purposes and is a historical record of legislative events and activities. None of this material is intended to either directly or indirectly assist any campaign for office or ballot proposition. RCW 42.52.180 prohibits the use of public resources for campaign purposes.