2016 General Election Voters' Guide

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Steve Litzow

Elected Experience: State Senate (2010-present), Mercer Island City Council (2003-2010)     

Other Professional Experience: 32 years of business and entrepreneurial experience. Currently, Partner, Altus Alliance

Education: B.A., Northwestern University

Community Service: Awards: The Warren G. Magnuson Award for Bipartisan Leadership from the King County Municipal League, Public Charter School Champion, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition Leadership Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award, Children’s Alliance Champion. Serve: Mercer Island Rotary, Bellevue College Foundation Board, Mercer Island PTSA, Summer Search Board (mentoring at-risk youth), Thrive by Five Board (early-learning), The Nature Conservancy Board, Puget Sound Ecosystem Coordinating Board.

Statement: As a husband and father of four children, I'm passionate about improving our schools, transportation, and economy through bipartisan and inclusive governing.

Fully Funding Education: We passed the largest increase in K-12 education funding in 30 years while cutting college tuition and launching quality early learning statewide. My wife and I are also frustrated parents who believe that the state has not done enough to fully and equitably fund our classrooms for decades. As an experienced education leader endorsed by the League of Education Voters and Stand for Children, I will continue to reject the partisan and special interest politics that have hampered progress and demand the resources our teachers need to prepare all children for success.

Reducing Traffic Congestion: Making it easier to get to work, school and home must be our priority as we improve our transportation system starting with fixing the failed I405 tolling. We passed bipartisan legislation to invest $16Billion in transportation improvements including I405 and I90 to keep the Eastside moving.

I’m honored to be endorsed by Mercer Island Mayor Bruce Bassett, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Bellevue Councilmember Jennifer Robertson, Sammamish Councilmember Christie Malchow and other constituents. I respectfully ask for your vote.

(206) 941-2627