Senator Steve Litzow moved to Mercer Island in 1995, where he currently resides with his wife Jenny and their four children. Litzow was elected to the Mercer Island City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, serving until he was elected to the State Senate in November 2010.
Senator Litzow, the Ranking Member on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, is committed to giving local school districts increased flexibility, improving student outcomes, and streamlining the organization and governance of the K-12 system. In addition to education, his key areas of interest are helping small businesses thrive, job creation, and improving transportation.
Senator Litzow’s work in the Senate earned him the Warren G. Magnuson Award for Bipartisan Leadership from the Municipal League of King County as well as the National Federation of Independent Business ‘Guardian of Small Business Award’ for supporting a more business-friendly environment in the State Legislature.
Senator Litzow’s business experience includes over 28 years of marketing, management, and technology work, including time as a marketing executive with Procter & Gamble. He is currently a partner with EMM Group, a global marketing management company, and served in senior management roles with a number of local companies including ShareBuilder, Compuserve and Xpensewise.
Litzow currently serves as boardmember for the following local organizations: Bellevue College Foundation, Summer Search -- a non-profit mentoring program for at-risk youth, Thrive by Five, Puget Sound Ecosystem Coordinating Board, and The Nature Conservancy.