Hans Zeiger began serving in the Washington State House of Representatives for the 25th District (Puyallup, Fife, South Hill, Summit, Waller, Midland and Parkland) in 2011. He is now serving his third term. He serves on the Higher Education, Rules, and Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs 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 an advocate for youth civic engagement, Hans was the 2012 Washington Student Association legislator of the year. And for his work to promote collaboration in the legislative process, Hans was named the co-recipient of the Gabrielle Giffords Award for Civility in State Governance in 2015.
Hans holds appointments to the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy Board, and the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs.
Outside of the Legislature Hans leads the Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, and he is an officer in the Washington Air National Guard.
Hans' civic and volunteer activities include the boards of Puyallup Cares, the Boy Scouts of America Pacific Harbors Council, the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. Hans is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup. He is also an Eagle Scout.
Hans holds a B.A. from Hillsdale College and a master's degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He undertook further graduate studies in political science from Claremont Graduate University.
Hans is married to Erin and they have a daughter Clara. Hans also has two stepsons, Cullen and Kannen. Hans and Erin enjoy hiking throughout Washington.