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Senator Steve Conway

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

He is a member of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Senate Health 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.

Steve 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.

Senator Lynda Wilson

Lynda Wilson was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and the Senate in 2016. She brings a wealth of real-world knowledge to the Legislature. Lynda has years of experience in the private sector, a strong commitment to community service, and a passion for reform. In addition to graduating with honors from Evergreen High School and attending Clark College, Lynda is a graduate of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute.

Through her experiences operating a family-owned business, Lynda has first-hand knowledge of the issues many entrepreneurs face in Washington. She is committed to increasing job opportunities, holding government accountable, and reducing unnecessary regulations that hold the economy back.

In the House, Lynda was chosen to serve as an Assistant Whip for the House Republican Caucus, while serving as the Ranking Minority Member on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. She also served on the Transportation Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee.

In the Senate, Lynda currently serves as Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and is a member of the Commerce, Labor and, Sports Committee, Law and Justice Committee, and Transportation Committee.

Lynda and her husband, Tracy, reside in Vancouver. Together they have three daughters, and two grandchildren.

Representative David Sawyer

Raised in Pierce County, David Sawyer graduated from Rogers High School in Puyallup. He attended Central Washington University, where he studied Political Science as well as Geography and Land Studies. After college, he worked in Washington D.C. for Senator Maria Cantwell before moving back to Washington State to work on his first political campaign.

David was one of the first 25 staffers on the ground in Iowa to work for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Next, he returned to Washington to work on the gubernatorial campaign and later ran a campaign for Attorney General.

David and his business partner then started a small consulting business and represented clients in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has been an active volunteer in his community, volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and serving on the board of a program sponsored by the United Way. He also participated in Habitat for Humanity projects in Guatemala.

When not working in Olympia, David works full time at Sadler Ladenburg as a Law Clerk/Law Student under the A.P.R. 6 Law Clerk program through the Washington State Bar Association. After completing the program, David will take the bar exam to become an attorney.

Representative Brandon Vick

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

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