Washington Future Caucus, Co-Chair (R)
He is the ranking member on the House Higher Education Committee and assistant ranking member on the Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. Zeiger also serves on the Rules Committee and the House Transportation Committee.
The Associated General Contractors named Hans Zeiger its 2013 Legislator of the Year for his work to complete Highway 167 from Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma. As a champion for students and an advocate for youth civic engagement, Zeiger was also named the 2012 Washington Student Association legislator of the year. And for his work to promote collaboration in the legislative process, he was named the co-recipient of the Gabrielle Giffords Award for Civility in State Governance in 2015.
Hans holds appointments on 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 serves in the Washington Air National Guard. Hans' civic and volunteer activities include the boards of Puyallup Cares, the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. Hans is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup. He is an Eagle Scout.
A graduate of Puyallup High School, 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 from Claremont Graduate University.