Ross Hunter (politician)

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Ross Hunter
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
Succeeded by Patty Kuderer
Personal details
Born (1961-09-15) September 15, 1961 (age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Residence Medina, Washington
Alma mater Yale University

Ross Hunter (born September 15, 1961) is a Democratic Party politician. He served in the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 48th legislative district from 2002 to 2015.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Hunter was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2002,[3] representing the 48th legislative district as a Democrat. He served as the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, where he oversaw the drafting of the state's bi-annual operating budget, and was a member of the Washington State Economic Revenue Forecast Council.[4]

Hunter is a prolific blogger and uses his writing as a means of recapping complex legislative issues and transparently communicating with constituents. [5]

Hunter resigned from the State House in 2015 when Governor Jay Inslee appointed him to direct the Washington State Department of Early Learning.[6]


After graduating from Yale University with a B.S. in computer science, Hunter's first job out of college as one of the original employees at Microsoft. He spent 17 years with the company and rose to be a general manager. Hunter lives with his wife in Medina, Washington.[7] Hunter is active in local charities. Hunter serves on the steering committee for Bellevue Quality Schools and has a long history of working with children in Cub Scouts. He has also served as a trustee of the Bellevue Schools Foundation from 2001 to 2010 and as a board member of Hopelink, the Eastside’s largest nonprofit human services agency, from 2004 to 2010.[8]


  1. ^ "Ross Hunter". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
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  3. ^ "Seattle Times Legislative Guide". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Washington State Economic Revenue Forecast Council". Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Rep. Ross Hunter’s Official Blog". Ross Hunter. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Rep. Ross Hunter’s Biography". Washington State House Democrats. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  8. ^ "Rep. Ross Hunter’s Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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