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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.
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