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Senator Steve Conway

Having served the 29th District as a State Representative for 18 years, Sen. Conway is now the Democratic senator for the Pierce County district that includes South Tacoma, East Lakewood and Parkland.

In addition to serving in a leadership role as the Vice President Pro Tempore, he is a member of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Health & Long Term Care committees.

He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a Master’s degree in history and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics.

Sen. Conway recently retired as a business agent for the United Food and Commercial Worker’s Union, Local 81. He and his wife Georgia have two sons; Levin (wife Diana) and Collin, as well as two granddaughters.

Representative Derek Stanford

Representative Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.

Currently, Rep. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as Director of Analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as Principal Investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Rep. Stanford serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Business and Financial Services Committee, and the Rules Committee. He is also Chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council and Vice-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. He is a former member of the Community Economic Redevelopment Board and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.

Representative Brandon Vick

Representative Vick is a lifelong resident of Clark County and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Darci, and together they have a young daughter, Makena. Rep. Vick is the sales and marketing manager for Vick Landscaping, a family owned and operated business founded by his grandfather in 1961.

Rep. Vick earned his A.A. from Clark College and attended Washington State University. He is also a Class of 2010 Graduate of Leadership Clark County.

In addition to serving as an ex officio, Rep. Vick holds positions on the House Commerce and Gaming Committee as well as the House Finance Committee, and is a ranking member on the House Consumer Protection and Business Committee.