29th Legislative District
Having served the 29th District as a State Representative for 18 years, Steve has been the Democratic senator for the Pierce County district that includes South Tacoma, East Lakewood and Parkland since 2011.
In addition to serving in a leadership role as the Vice President Pro Tempore, he is a member of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Health & Long Term Care committees.
He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a Master’s degree in history and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Steve retired as a business agent for the United Food and Commercial Worker’s Union, Local 81. He and his wife Georgia have two sons; Levin (wife Diana) and Collin, as well as two granddaughters and two grandsons.