Representing the 12th District
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 12 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
(509) 782-3436 | firstname.lastname@example.org