About Rep. Mike Steele
Sworn into office in 2017, Mike Steele represents the 12th District, which includes parts of Chelan, Douglas, King and Snohomish counties. Mike’s passion for economic vitality, sustainable job growth, and career and technical education is the foundation of his legislative work.
As the deputy leader of the House Republican Caucus, Mike is involved in several high-level bipartisan policy negotiations. He also serves as the assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee and as a member of the Education and Rules committees.
A lifelong resident of Lake Chelan Valley, Mike graduated from Manson High School and went on to receive degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University. After graduating from college, he served in the White House Office of Political Affairs for the Northwest region of the United States under President George Bush.
After returning to his home state to work for the House Republican Caucus for Leadership during the 2006 legislative session and interim, Mike was hired as the executive director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. Mike has led the Lake Chelan Valley business community for more than 12 years, expanding economic and job opportunities throughout the region.
In addition to his work at the Chamber, Mike is deeply committed to his community. A former member of the Chelan City Council, Mike is the youngest president ever elected to the Lake Chelan Rotary Club and is an active member of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation. Additionally, he serves as a trustee for both the Association of Washington Business and the North Central Washington Community Foundation.
Mike lives in Chelan. In his free time, he enjoys downhill skiing, boating, and spending time with his family and English springer spaniel, Bentley, at his family’s cabin in Lucerne.