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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My Priorities

Providing tax relief

Despite a more than $15 billion budget surplus, no real tax relief was approved by the Legislature during the 2022 session. I will continue to fight for proposals that would relieve tax burdens on working Washingtonians, such as lowering the B&O tax on manufacturing and trucking, expanding the Working Families Tax Credit, and reducing the state sales tax.

Learn how my colleagues and I are working to make Washington affordable

Strengthening communities by making public safety a priority

Republicans and Democrats need to work together to address some of the troubling aspects of the anti-police reforms approved by the Legislature in 2021. I will continue to do all that I can to support real solutions that prioritize public safety and support effective community policing.

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Holding state agencies accountable and enacting emergency powers reform

We need to reform our state's emergency powers laws. That's why I was a strong supporter of House Bill 1772, which would have limited the governor's state of emergency powers to 60 days unless extended by the Legislature. It's critical that the people have a say in long-lasting, ongoing states of emergency in order to restore balance in our state's governance.

See what my colleagues and I are doing to hold government accountable

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. A lifelong resident of Lake Chelan Valley, Mike...

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