Andy Billig is a proud father, businessperson and active member of the Spokane community. He was elected to the state Senate by constituents of the 3rd Legislative District in 2012.
Prior to joining the Senate, Andy represented Spokane in the House. There, as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee, he helped craft the state’s bi-partisan 2012 transportation budget that created more than 43,000 jobs across Washington.
Andy also led legislative efforts to improve water quality in the Spokane River as the prime sponsor of HB 1489. The bill eliminates unnecessary phosphorous in lawn fertilizer, reducing toxic algae blooms and making waterways across the state safer for people, wildlife, and pets.
In the Senate, Andy has continued to be an advocate for children, working families, and small businesses in Spokane and throughout the state.He has been particularly active with legislation related to early learning as well as expanding voter access and campaign finance transparency.
Andy serves as the Democratic caucus whip and is a member of the following Senate committees: Ways and Means, Early Learning & K-12 Education, Energy & Environment, and Rules.
In addition to his work in the Legislature, Andy is part-owner and former general manager/president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. In 1994 and 2004, he was voted the Northwest League Executive of the Year, and he received the Northwest League’s Joe Martin Award for service to Baseball and the Community in 2007. He currently serves as Chairman of the Northwest League Executive Committee.
Andy is committed to giving back to his community. He served as a Big Brother, volunteer youth sports coach, and as a volunteer in several capacities with Greater Spokane Incorporated. He also served on the board of directors for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and on the City of Spokane Human Services Advisory Board. Andy is also currently a board member for Thrive by Five Washington and SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners). Andy lives with his daughter, who attends Spokane Public Schools. An active runner and triathlete, Andy completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004.
By combining his business and leadership skills with his strong commitment to progressive values like justice, equality, and prosperity, Andy strives to be an effective and accessible legislator for his constituents.