Kirkland Rep. Larry Springer retains leadership role in Democratic House majority

OLYMPIA — Kirkland state Rep. Larry Springer will once again serve as Deputy Majority Leader in the Washington state House of Representatives during the 2019-20 term. Springer, a Kirkland Democrat, was re-elected by his colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus Thursday.

The Deputy Majority Leader works with the Majority Leader, Rep. Pat Sullivan of Covington, to decide which House committee(s) will consider a given bill, and coordinates committee plans and agendas with committee chairs. During Springer’s tenure as Deputy, the position has also been expanded to include outreach to the state’s business community.

“I’m glad to have the continuing support of members of our new, and larger, majority in the House,” Springer said. “It’s a privilege to work with such a diverse group of dedicated public servants in this institution. And as a business owner myself,” he added, “I know how important it is to have that community’s voice heard as we’re crafting public policy and I’ve made that a large part of my job.”

Springer, a former Kirkland mayor and councilmember, has owned a retail wine store in Kirkland for more than 30 years. He has represented the 45th legislative district (Duvall, Woodinville, and parts of Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish) since 2005.