Senator Steve Conway

29th Legislative District

Senator Steve Conway has served the 29th Legislative District since 1993, first as a State Representative for 18 years, and then as a Senator since 2011. In addition to serving in a leadership role as Vice President Pro Tempore, he serves on the Labor & Commerce, Ways & Means, and Health & Long-Term Care committees.

Sen. Steve Conway

A long-time political activist and enthusiast, Senator Conway has been involved in politics since his college years. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, earning a Masters and Doctoral degree in history and serving as a Fulbright Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Prior to his election to the legislature, Senator Conway was employed as a business agent for the United Food and Commercial Worker’s Union, Local 81. During that time, he worked to secure living wages, safe workplaces and equitable benefits for countless working people and their families.

Taking the lead of his constituents, Senator Conway has established an expansive policy agenda. He prides himself on being a spokesperson for working families, champion of collective bargaining rights, and a firm believer that workers’ rights are human rights. Throughout his career, he has focused on protecting the health care, working conditions, and retirement benefits of Washington’s workforce.

When he is not serving the constituents of the 29th in Olympia, Steve enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Georgia, a retired Children’s Specialist for the Tacoma Public Library system, have been married since 1968. They have two sons and four grandchildren.

Awards, Recognitions & Certificates

1993 WSLC Rep. of the Year

1996 WA Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, crystal free standing

1997 Voc. Tech. Education

1997 WSCFF Honorary Firefighter

1998 WSLC Rep. of the Year


1999 UW Hearing Research Ctr.

1999 WA St. Patrol, free standing

1999 WA Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, crystal free standing

2000 Paralyzed Veterans

2000 Bates Tech. Col. for HB 3077

2001 WA State Nurses Assn., Leg. of the Year

2001 NCSL San Antonio

2001 Enduring Spirit, firefighter figuring

2001 WPPW

2002 WMF Small Business Incubator

2002 WA State Council on Problem Gambling

2002 WSLC Rep. of the Year

2003 WA State School Retiree’s, Excellence Award

2003 Assn. of Plumbers, Pipefitters & Sprinkler fitters

2003 America in Solidarity, pledge

2003 WA Coalition for Tribal Self- Reliance

2004 Tacoma TEA Cert. of Appreciation

2004 WFSE George Masten Courage Award

2004 UAW

2004 WA State School Retiree’s Assn.

2004 UW TA’s & R’s

2005 Jobs with Justice

2005 SPEEA, Friends of SPEEA

2005 Distinguished Supporter of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

2007 WA State School Retirees Association, Legislative Excellence Award

2008 LEOFF 1 Coalition

2008 WSU ASE’s Collective Bargaining

2008 ASECC/UAW Blue Book Award

2008 AFT Washington Legislative Award

2003-09 WA State School Retirees Assn. Legislative Excellence Award

2010 Washington Society of CPAs, Special Award

2010 Public School Employees, Legislator of the Year

2011 WSLC Legislator of the Year

2012 LCB, In recognition of employee support

2014 Senator of the Year, United Transportation Union

2015 Difference You Make in the World Award, Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities

2015 Washington State Association of County Clerks Legislative Award

2017 Certificate of Appreciation, US Department of Defense

2018 Golden Spike Award

2019 Parks Champion Award

2021 Washington STEM’s 2020 Legislator of the Year