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
R-Chelan
(360) 786-7832  |  mike.steele@leg.wa.gov
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My Priorities

We need to make Washington affordable again

Washington state's affordability is diminishing due to the introduction of new taxes, fees, and regulations, along with a lack of tax relief. The implementation of the cap-and-trade program has significantly increased fuel, energy, and grocery prices. To ease the burden on Washingtonians, decisive action is necessary such as banning income taxes, rescinding the long-term care payroll tax, and refunding a portion of the nearly $3.3 billion surplus tax dollars collected over the next four years to taxpayers.

Learn how we can make Washington more affordable

Fix the public safety crisis

Recent law enforcement reforms have caused significant harm that requires urgent attention, especially considering the rise in our state's crime rates. One important solution, in my opinion, is reinstating vehicular pursuit laws, enabling police to chase individuals involved in auto theft and other crimes. Additionally, I support increasing funding to local law enforcement agencies to hire more officers.

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Addressing the housing crisis

Land use policies and building regulations have worsened the housing availability and affordability crisis in Washington. House Republicans have introduced bills to streamline construction regulations, proposed tax credits to encourage landlords to lower rents, and addressed issues such as permit delays and outdated building restrictions. Removing barriers to homebuilding and offering incentives like tax credits are important steps we can take to alleviate the crisis and provide more stable and affordable housing options.

Read about real solutions to the housing crisis

Meet 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...

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12th Legislative District