State Representative Ross Hunter is serving his 6th term in the Washington State House of Representatives, representing the 48th district – parts of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and all of the Points Communities. He is chairman of the House Appropriations committee (responsible for the state budget) and the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. He is a past chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, responsible for performance auditing of state agencies.
In addition to his work in our Legislature, Rep. Hunter is vice-chair of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Standing Committee and a member of the Executive Task Force on State and Local Taxation of the National Conference of State Legislatures
Prior to serving in the Legislature Rep. Hunter spent 17 years at a small Eastside software company (Microsoft), rising to become a general manager. He has a BS in computer science from Yale University.
Representative Hunter’s main interests in the Legislature are education funding, tax system fairness and transportation infrastructure, most specifically the 520 bridge.
Ross served the community as a trustee of the Bellevue Schools Foundation from 2001 to 2010 and a board member of Hopelink, the Eastside’s largest non-profit human services agency from 2004-2010. He serves on the steering committee for Bellevue Quality Schools and has a long history of working with children in Cub Scouts. His wife, Tricie, is a lifelong Washingtonian, and their children (Jack and Emily) both attended local public schools.
- Master Builders of King and Snohomish County “Legislator of the 2009 Session.”
- Washington Association of Police and Sheriffs “2008 Legislator of the Year” for public safety.
- Washington Toxics Coalition “2006 Legislator of the Year” for his work on public health and toxic chemicals.
- Washington Towing and Recovery Association “2007 Legislator of the Year.”
- Washington Conservation Voters “2007 Green Good Deed”