Hans Zeiger is the son, grandson and great grandson of Puyallup teachers, serving his second term in the Washington State House of Representatives for the 25th District (Puyallup, Fife, South Hill, Summit, Midland and Parkland). He serves on the Transportation, Higher Education (assist ranking), Technology and Economic Development, and Early Learning and Human Services Committees, and he was appointed to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.
Hans is a writer, and he is an adjunct professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to his legislative service, he authored two books about young Americans. His articles appeared in publications like The Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and American Legion magazine.
Elected president of his senior class at Hillsdale College, Hans majored in American Studies and he was recognized by Newsweek’s Current magazine in 2005 as one of "15 College Students You Haven’t Heard of…But Will." Hans earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and undertook further graduate studies in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University.
Hans’ civic and volunteer activities include the boards of the One Another Foundation, the South Hill Historical Society, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, and the Pierce County Development Disabilities Advisory Board. He profiled hometown heroes as the "Generous People" columnist in the Puyallup Herald in 2008 and 2009. Hans is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup and he has volunteered with local history initiatives for the Ezra Meeker Historical Society and the Puyallup Fair Foundation.
Update on March 26, 2013