It's an honor to represent the great people of North Central Washington. In addition to my work at the Legislature, I've served as the executive director for the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce for more than 14 years. I also oversee the company finances and payroll for my family's 112-year-old orchard business.
My legislative priorities include creating a more friendly business climate in our region and throughout the state. Small businesses have a difficult time absorbing health insurance costs, dealing with burdensome regulations, and paying heavy B&O taxes. That needs to change. We must focus on public policy that allows businesses to thrive and job creators to prosper.
Despite our region's prosperity, buying a home and raising a family has become far too expensive. We must do more to make life affordable. That's why I'm committed to reducing tax burdens and supporting efforts to reduce the rising costs of buying, building, or renting a home.
Additionally, I am a strong supporter of greater educational and scholastic opportunities for all students in our state, along with increased access for those interested in career and technical training.
As your state representative, it's my job to listen, help, and be your voice in Olympia. That's why your input is critical. Please contact me if you have ideas, concerns, or questions about state government-related issues.
I'm always glad to hear from you!
Rep. Mike Steele
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Reducing the cost of living for all Washingtonians needs to be prioritized by state government. That includes tax relief and meaningful legislation that alleviates financial burdens on working individuals, families, and businesses. Some proposals that I support include expanding the Working Families Tax Credit, lowering B&O taxes, and reducing the state sales tax.Learn how we can make Washington more affordable
Republicans and Democrats need to work together to address some of the troubling aspects of the anti-law enforcement reforms approved by the Legislature during the past few years. Those destructive policy changes have made crime worse, not better. Along with correcting those mistakes, we need to provide a framework that prioritizes public safety, prevents crime, and helps victims. Some proposals I support include restoring law enforcement's ability to conduct vehicular pursuits, recriminalizing hard drugs, and creating funding options for local government agencies to employ more officers.Discover what House Republicans are doing to protect our communities
Washington currently produces fewer housing units per household than any other state in the country. We simply aren't building enough homes to keep up with demand. Unnecessary regulatory costs, fees, permit delays, and the antiquated Growth Management Act have all contributed to the current crisis. We must begin eliminating barriers so more Washingtonians can build and afford homes.Read about real solutions to the housing crisis
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. A lifelong resident of Lake Chelan Valley, Mike...About Mike →