Sen. Steve Litzow is a long-time resident of Mercer Island, where he was twice elected to the city council before being chosen in 2010 to represent Washington’s 41st Legislative District in the state Senate.
Litzow, an education-policy leader whose 2012 accomplishments included spearheading the Senate’s passage of new teacher-evaluation standards, serves as chairman of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee and is a member of the Legislature’s Joint Task Force on Education Funding. Litzow also serves on the Transportation and Energy, Environment and Telecommunications committees.
Following the 2012 legislative session Litzow was recognized by the Municipal League of King County with the “Warren G. Magnuson Award for Bipartisan Leadership” and received the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business for his work in the Legislature to support small and independent businesses. In 2011 Litzow was presented with the “Leadership Award” by the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
Litzow has more than 30 years of business experience serving as a marketing executive with Proctor & Gamble, and as a business management, marketing, and technology executive and consultant.
Litzow is active in the community and serves on boards for Thrive by Five, an early learning group; the Puget Sound Partnership, a broad coalition working to restore Puget Sound; and a variety of other education, environment, and transportation groups.