On Monday, April 23, Larry Springer, 45th District State Representative, announced his run for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. Larry has been a member of the House since 2005 and currently serves as Deputy Majority Leader for Jobs and Economic Development, focusing on business outreach and coordinating the development of a job creation plan.
“I am eager to return to the Legislature and continue working to help Washington climb out of this economic recession,” said Springer. “We have made progress the past two years but there is much left to do.”
Springer has a reputation for working across the political aisle which has garnered him support from both Republicans and Democrats. His endorsements include local elected officials:
Jane Hague, King County Council Member
John Marchione, Mayor of Redmond
Joan McBride, Mayor of Kirkland
Bernie Talmas, Mayor of Woodinville
Amy Ockerlander, Mayor Pro Tem of Duvall
Don Gerend, City Council Member and former Mayor of Sammamish
Doreen Marchione, Deputy Mayor of Kirkland
Before his time in Olympia, Springer served 11 years on theKirkland City Council, 4 as mayor. While on the city council heserved as president of the Suburban Cities Association, chair of the salmon recovery program in the Cedar River watershed, on the Puget Sound Regional Council, and the Eastside Transportation Partnership.
Larry is a lifelong resident of the eastside. Born in Snoqualmie, he attended a one room school in Seattle before his parents moved to Bellevue where he graduated from Bellevue High School, before earning a BA from Western Washington State College and a Masters Degree from the University of Oregon.
A former elementary school teacher, Larry owns a retail wine store in downtown Kirkland for the last 27 years with his wife Penny Sweet, a Kirkland City Councilmember, and their two Golden Retrievers, Beaune and Brix.
Larry welcomes your thoughts and questions.