Hans Zeiger is serving his second term in the Washington State House of Representatives for the 25th District (Puyallup, Fife, South Hill, Summit, Waller, Midland and Parkland). He serves on the Transportation, Higher Education, Technology and Economic Development, and Early Learning and Human Services Committees.
Believing that the best solutions to today’s problems come from neighbors working together, Hans strives to build up our communities, not our bureaucracies. For his work to complete Highway 167 from Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma, the Associated General Contractors named Hans its 2013 Legislator of the Year. A champion for students and a tireless advocate for youth civic engagement, Hans was the 2012 Washington Student Association legislator of the year.
Hans holds appointments on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy Board, and the William Ruckelshaus Center Board.
Outside of the legislature Hans leads the Chapman Center for Civic Leadership at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, and he is a Second Lieutenant in the Washington Air National Guard. A contributing writer for Philanthropy Daily, he is the author of two books about young Americans and he has taught a class on state and local government at Seattle Pacific University. His articles have appeared in publications like the Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and American Legion magazine.
Hans’ civic and volunteer activities include the boards of the Daffodil Festival, the Puyallup Kiwanis Foundation, the One Another Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Pacific Harbors Council, and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
Hans holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He undertook further graduate studies in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University.