Steve Knight (politician)

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Steve Knight
Steve Knight official congressional photo.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 25th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Buck McKeon
Member of the California State Senate
from the 21st district
In office
December 3, 2012 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Sharon Runner (redistricted)
Succeeded by Sharon Runner
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 Councilman
In office
December 5, 2005 – December 1, 2008
Succeeded by Laura Bettencourt
Personal details
Born Stephen Thomas Knight
(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
Religion Christian[1]
Website Rep. Steve Knight
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Army

Stephen Thomas Knight (born December 17, 1966[2]) is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for California's 25th congressional district. Previously, he represented the 21st district in the California State Senate, encompassing northeastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties in the High Desert region.


Knight had a generally conservative voting record in the California State Assembly and the State Senate. He supported Proposition 8,[3] which was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS on June 26, 2013.[4] Knight opposed bilingual education,[5] and voted against the images of the Confederate flag being removed from state property.[6] Knight has consistently voted against increasing the minimum wage, gun control, and water regulations for the city.[7] 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.

Steve Knight made headlines after he told an anti-amnesty protester who touched him that if he touched him again, he would "drop [his] ass".[8][9] He later apologized.[10]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Buck McKeon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 25th congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
John Katko
R-New York
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Brenda Lawrence
Political offices
Preceded by
Sharon Runner
California State Senator
21st District
December 3, 2012 – January 3, 2015
Succeeded by
Sharon Runner
California State Assemblymember
36th District
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Succeeded by
Steve Fox