Steve Conway has been a resident of South Tacoma for over 30 years and your State Representative & State Senator for the 29th District since 1993, serving the communities of South Tacoma, Parkland, Lakewood, & now, Spanaway, and Frederickson.
As your current State Senator, Steve has brought his 18 years of experience in the House to continue delivering results. He is currently the Ranking Democrat Leader of Senate Commerce & Labor Committee. He is a Member of the Senate Ways & Means and Capital Senate Committee and is a member of the Select Committee on Pension Policy and the Select Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs.
Throughout his years of service, Steve has been recognized by several organizations for his exceptional service to the State of Washington. He has received awards from the Washington State Council of Police and Sheriffs, the Washington State Council of Firefighters, the National Senior Citizen Hall of Fame, the Washington State Labor Council, the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, the Washington State Nurses Association, Retired Teachers of Washington, and Independent Colleges of Washington.
Steve also is an active member of the community, serving as a member of the Bates Advisory Committee, Pierce County Agency on Aging & Disability, Pierce County Community Services Labor Agency, and the Visiting Committee of the Harry Bridges Center at the University of Washington.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Portland in history, a PhD in history from the University of Oregon and was a Fulbright Fellow at the London School of Economics. Throughout his life Steve held various careers that have led him to public service. Originally a university professor, Steve took his talents to Bates Vocational College, where he was a labor relations instructor from 1985 to 1988. In 1989 Steve joined the staff of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 81 and in 2001 became secretary-treasurer, the position he retired from in 2010. Steve’s professional experience has made him into a strong advocate for working families in Washington State.
Steve lives with his wife Georgia and has two sons, Levin and Collin and three grand children.