Washington Under-40 Caucus, Emeritus Co-Chair (d)
State Representative Marcus Riccelli was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. He currently serves as Deputy Majority Whip and served as the Assistant Majority Whip in 2013. Riccelli currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Health Care and Wellness Committee and is a member of the Capital Budget, Transportation, and Rules committees.
Representative Riccelli is a lifelong resident of Spokane, where he lives with his wife, Amanda, and two young children. He is actively engaged in his community and uses public service as a way of giving back and fighting for social justice and the common good. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a BA in Business Administration, Riccelli went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin Colleges. He previously served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s Eastern Washington Director, and later as Senior Policy Advisor to then-State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown.
Riccelli believes public service is a way of life. He is a Rotary 21 member and a former City of Spokane Plan Commissioner. He serves as Project Manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane, and worked as Operations Manager for the Northeast Community Center in Hillyard—organizations that provide daily support to some of the community’s most vulnerable populations. Riccelli is deeply committed to fostering opportunities for young people in Spokane, a passion he built by engaging as a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Sisters of Spokane, co-directing the Spokane YMCA Youth Legislature Delegation, and serving on the Spokane advisory board for Daybreak Youth Services.