Steve Litzow 41st LD


"Improving our public education system has been and continues to be my number one priority as a State Senator. In 2010 I campaigned on my commitment to working to fully fund and reform our education system for the benefit of all students. Stand for Children has been a steadfast supporter in my efforts to give our children a bright and strong future. I would be honored to continue the work we have started."


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Steve Litzow was elected to the Washington State Senate in November 2010 to represent the 41st Legislative District, which includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle, Issaquah, Renton and Beaux Arts. Senator Litzow serves as Ranking Member of the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee and on the Transportation Committee.

He is also a Client Partner at EMM Group, a management consulting company, and Board Member on the Bellevue College Foundation.

Throughout his first term, Senator Litzow has been a leading advocate for improving education. He cosponsored a bill that emphasizes teacher performance over seniority and is fighting to protect local school funding.

A former Procter & Gamble executive and technology entrepreneur, Steve is an experienced businessman with past clients that include Microsoft, Clorox, and Charles Schwab. His private sector expertise informs his votes on legislation for tax relief and worker compensation reforms to help create jobs and improve the economy.

Steve has a lifelong commitment to his community. He served two terms on the Mercer Island City Council from 2003 to 2010. In addition to his City Council service, Steve also served on the Public Safety Committee, the Sustainability Committee, the Planning Commission, the Eastside Transportation Partnership and the Green Ribbon Commission.

An active member in the community since moving to Mercer Island with his family in 1995, Steve serves as a member of various community and business organizations, including the Puget Sound Ecosystem Coordinating Board, Thrive by Five Board, Mercer Island Rotary, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and Renton Chamber of Commerce.

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