About Rep. Mike Steele
Sworn into office in 2017, Mike Steele represents the 12th District, which includes all of Chelan and Douglas counties and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties. Mike's passion for economic vitality, sustainable job growth and career and technical education are the foundation of his legislative work.
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. Upon graduation 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 in the Republican House 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 business community of the Lake Chelan Valley more than 12 years, helping to foster and expand economic and job opportunities throughout the region.
In addition to his work at the Chamber, Mike remains deeply committed to his community. A former member of the Chelan City Council, Mike is also the youngest president ever elected to the Lake Chelan Rotary Club and 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, spending time with his family and his English springer spaniel, Bentley, at his family's cabin in Lucerne.