Biography

Mike Pellicciotti (Pelli-chotty) proudly represents the 30th legislative district, which includes Algona, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Milton and Pacific, in the State House of Representatives. In the legislature, he is a member of the House Capital Budget Committee and is the Vice Chair of the House State Government Committee.

When not in the legislature, Mike serves as an Assistant Attorney General, where he managed a unit that combated financial fraud and government waste, managing the return of over $30 million to taxpayers from corporate healthcare fraud.

Mike’s legislative record has demonstrated that he is an independent voice committed to government reform. While serving in Olympia, Mike has repeatedly brought forward legislation demanding transparency and accountability across government. Mike believes in restoring faith in government by restricting politicians and high-ranking government officials from the “revolving door” of becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving elected office. He has led efforts in the House to ensure people are taxed on the accurate value of their vehicles for car tabs.

Mike successfully led passage in the House of Representatives of a new law to shine a light on “dark money” in politics — and to ensure large financial campaign donations to Political Action Committees are no longer hidden from the public. He also introduced a new law that bans foreign financial campaign donations in Washington elections.

Mike strongly opposed the legislative effort to limit its release of legislative public records. He wrote and passed into law the Corporate Crime Act that increased financial penalties by 100 times for those who commit corporate criminal offenses against the public.

In the community, Mike was chair of the Washington Equal Justice Coalition, which advocates for those denied access to justice, including veterans denied benefits. He also has served with the Federal Way Human Services Commission.

The child of educators, Mike attended public schools and focuses on educational and vocational training opportunities in the district. He has a Bachelor’s in business administration; a Master’s in rural economic development which he received as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar; and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga Law School. He later served on the Board of Regents of Gonzaga University.