Hans Zeiger

Hans Zeiger is a writer and state legislator from Puyallup, Washington. He is the son, grandson, and great grandson of Puyallup teachers, serving his second term in the Washington State House of Representatives. He serves on the Higher Education, Technology and Economic Development, Early Learning and Human Services, and Transportation Committees.

Hans is an adjunct professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University, and he leads the Center for Civic Leadership at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute. He is the author of two books about young Americans. His articles have appeared in publications like the Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and American Legion magazine.

Hans’s civic and volunteer activities include the boards of the One Another Foundation, the South Hill Historical Society, the William Ruckelshaus Center Advisory Board, and the Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. He profiled hometown heroes as the "Generous People" columnist in the Puyallup Herald. 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.

Elected president of his senior class at Hillsdale College, Hans earned a Master's degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and undertook further graduate studies in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University.

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