Steve Knight (politician)

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Steve Knight
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Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 25th district
Taking office
January 3, 2015
Succeeding Buck McKeon
Member of the California State Senate
from the 21st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Sharon Runner (redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
In office
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Preceded by Sharon Runner
Succeeded by Steve Fox
Palmdale City Councillor
In office
December 5, 2005 – December 1, 2008
Succeeded by Laura Bettencourt
Personal details
Born (1966-12-17) December 17, 1966 (age 48)
Edwards Air Force Base, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lily Knight
Residence Palmdale, California
Occupation Politician
Profession Police officer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Army

Stephen Knight (born December 17, 1966[1]) is an American politician. He represents the 21st district in the California State Senate, encompassing northeastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties in the High Desert region. He is also congressman-elect for California's 25th Congressional District. He supported Proposition 8[2] that was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS on June 26, 2013.[3] Knight opposed bi-lingual education in a mostly latino populated city[4] and courted further controversy in voting against the images of the Confederate flag being removed from state property.[5] Knight has consistently voted against an increase of minimum wage, gun control with semi-automatic weapons and water regulations for the city.[6] He currently lives in Palmdale with his wife Lily and two children.

He also served in the California State Assembly from 2008-2012.

His father, William J. "Pete" Knight, represented geographically similar Senate and Assembly districts from 1992 to 2004.

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