Steve Knight (politician)
|Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 25th district
January 3, 2015
|Member of the California State Senate
from the 21st district
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Sharon Runner (redistricted)|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Sharon Runner|
|Succeeded by||Steve Fox|
|Palmdale City Councillor|
December 5, 2005 – December 1, 2008
|Succeeded by||Laura Bettencourt|
December 17, 1966 |
Edwards Air Force Base, California
Stephen Knight (born December 17, 1966) 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 that was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS on June 26, 2013. Knight opposed bi-lingual education in a mostly latino populated city and courted further controversy in voting against the images of the Confederate flag being removed from state property. Knight has consistently voted against an increase of minimum wage, gun control with semi-automatic weapons and water regulations for the city. 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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