Having served the 29th District as a State Representative for 18 years, Steve is now the Democratic senator for the Pierce County district that includes South Tacoma, East Lakewood and Parkland.

In addition to serving in a leadership role as the Vice President Pro Tem, he is a member of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Senate Health 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 recently 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.