Senator Hans Zeiger began representing Pierce County residents in 2011, serving three terms in the state House of Representatives before 25th District voters elected him to the Washington State Senate in 2016. Hans represents the communities of Puyallup, Fife, Midland, Parkland, South Hill, Summit and Waller.
Believing that the best solutions to today’s problems come from neighbors working together, Hans strives to build up our communities, not our bureaucracies.
Zeiger serves as chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. He is also a member of the budget-writing Senate Ways and Means Committee and serves as vice chair of the Senate State Government Committee.
In the House Zeiger worked to secure funding to complete State Route 167 and took a lead role in higher education policy. He gained a reputation as a bipartisan collaborator, being named by the National Institute for Civil Discourse as co-recipient of the Gabrielle Giffords Award for Civility in State Governance in 2015.
Outside of the Legislature Hans leads the Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and is an officer in the Washington Air National Guard. Hans is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup and is an Eagle Scout.
Hans holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and a master’s in public policy from Pepperdine University. He undertook further graduate studies in political science from Claremont Graduate University.
Hans is married to Erin and they have a daughter Clara. Hans also has two stepsons, Cullen and Kannen. Hans and Erin enjoy hiking throughout Washington.