Rep. Steve Bergquist

Rep. Bergquist: Open, honest government, because citizens deserve the truth

June 3, 2015

Rep. Bergquist

As a citizen and a voter, you deserve to know who’s really paying for campaign ads. That’s why I wrote House Bill 2256, which would toughen up the requirements and close loopholes that let wealthy special interests dump money into campaign without citizens being the wiser. Often, they’re using nonprofit organizations to funnel all this money. This reform would do three major things: Require nonprofit organizations to report political contributions and expenditures totaling over $25,000 to the state’s Public Disclosure … Continue reading

Mini Town Halls: A chance for real, one-on-one conversations

June 2, 2015

Rep. Steve Bergquist

Listening to you is important to me. That’s why I’m hosting mini town halls once again at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 and noon on Saturday, June 13. Both will be at Aces Tennis in Renton, 401 Olympia Avenue Northeast. If you’ve been to a regular town hall meeting, you know it’s hard for everybody to get to ask their questions. Email and the telephone are great, but you lose a lot of nuance when you can’t see a … Continue reading

Students travel to Olympia in support of Youth Voting Act

February 2, 2015

Rep. Steve Bergquist

Students travel to Olympia in support of Youth Voting Act

Students were joined by social studies teacher John Hines of Todd Beamer High School as they traveled to Olympia to testify in favor of the Youth Voting Act (House Bill 1294). That proposed law would make it easier for students to register to vote by including them in the Motor Voter program when they get their first driver’s license, making them automatically registered to vote when they turn 18. The legislation has both Republican and Democratic support and had its … Continue reading

Bergquist introduces Youth Voter Registration Act

January 26, 2015

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Bergquist introduces Youth Voter Registration Act

House elects Rep. Bergquist to leadership position

January 14, 2015

Rep. Steve Bergquist

House elects Rep. Bergquist to leadership position

By a unanimous vote, lawmakers elected Rep. Steve Bergquist (D-Renton) as Deputy Floor Leader in the House of Representatives. “It’s an honor to serve the people of the 11th District and the people of our state,” Bergquist said. “The final step for any legislation is a vote on the floor of the House, by all 98 lawmakers, so it’s great to be in the middle of our democracy at work, and to participate in debates that will shape our state … Continue reading

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April 22 – Rep. Steve Bergquist talks with three high school students on what it’s like to be a legislative page in the House of Representatives. If you know a 14-16 year-old student interested in serving as a page, they should contact their local lawmakers or visit the Legislative Page website.
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