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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 Shelley Kloba

A longtime resident of Kirkland, Representative Shelley Kloba’s journey to the state legislature started as a parent advocate for a public education system that truly meets the needs of our children and communities.

While holding various advocacy roles in her local PTAs, Representative Kloba gained invaluable experience working with policy makers to bring about meaningful change. This inspired Representative Kloba to get more involved in her community, serving a four-year term on the Kirkland Park Board, volunteering on park and school bond and levy committees, and serving as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. In 2011, she was elected to serve as the Washington State PTA Legislative Director. These experiences led to a desire to be a policy maker. She was appointed then elected to the Kirkland City Council, serving from 2013 to 2016. On the Council, Representative Kloba stood for a responsible and responsive budget that made key investments to maintain Kirkland’s high quality of life while planning for the region’s future.

While serving as a councilmember, Representative Kloba was actively involved in supporting kids and families on the Eastside Human Services Forum, the King County Domestic Violence Initiative, the King County Cities Climate Collaboration, and the King County Board of Health.

In November 2016, Representative Kloba was elected to her first term in the State House of Representatives, where she now serves as vice-chair of the Innovation, Technology, and Economic Development Committee as well as serving on the Transportation and Commerce & Gaming committees.  Areas of interest include data privacy, energy policy, multi-modal transportation, special education, behavioral health, cannabis policy and research, and problem gambling.

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.