Hans Zeiger

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Hans Zeiger
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 2017
Preceded byBruce Dammeier
Member of the
Washington House of Representatives
from the 25th district
In office
January 2011 – January 2017
Succeeded byChris Gildon
Personal details
Born (1985-02-20) February 20, 1985 (age 33)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHillsdale College (BA)
Pepperdine University (MPP)

Hans Andreas Zeiger (born February 20, 1985) is a member of the Washington State Senate from the 25th district. A Republican, he previously served in the State House. Zeiger has written two books and serves in the Air National Guard.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

A native of Puyallup, Washington, Zeiger attended Puyallup High School, graduating in 2003. There he was involved in student government, cross country, and debate. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 174 in Puyallup. He also attended Evergreen Boys State (EBS); now he is a key note speaker for EBS.


After graduating from Puyallup High School in 2003, Zeiger attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies in 2007. Later that year, Zeiger entered the Master of Public Policy program at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, graduating in 2009.


Zeiger has written two books, published by B&H Publishing Group; Get Off My Honor: The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America in 2005, and Reagan's Children: Taking Back the City on the Hill in 2006.[3]

In 2013, he was commissioned as an officer in the Washington State Air National Guard.

Political office[edit]

In 2010, Zeiger was first elected as the representative for the 25th Legislative District of Washington.[1] He served on the Transportation, Higher Education, and Capital Budget Committees, and he was appointed to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.

In 2015, Zeiger announced his candidacy for the Washington State Senate in 2016. Zeiger was elected to the Washington State Senate in November 2016.[4] In the State Senate, Zeiger chairs the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, and serves on the Ways and Means, and State Government Committees.[5]

Civic involvement[edit]

For several years, Zeiger has worked as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 174. In 2002, Zeiger served on the Puyallup Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Committee, and in 2007 he began a project to document the stories of Puyallup’s World War II veterans.

His civic and volunteer activities include the boards of the One Another Foundation, the South Hill Historical Society, the William Ruckelshaus Center, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, and the Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.

In 2015, Zeiger was awarded the Gabrielle Giffords Award for Civility in State Government at the meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Hans Zeiger wins House seat". Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  2. ^ Renahan, Melissa (September 11, 2014). "Double duty for Rep. Hans Zeiger". Northwest Military. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Author Hans Zeiger". Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  4. ^ Derosa, Heather (August 31, 2015). "State Rep. Hans Zeiger announces state Senate candidacy". The News Tribune. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Home - Hans Zeiger". Hans Zeiger. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  6. ^ Fickes, Andrew (August 10, 2015). "House Rep. Hans Zeiger receives civility in state government award". The News Tribune. Retrieved 30 March 2016.

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