Senator Dino Rossi, R‑Sammamish, represents the 45th Legislative District. He was appointed to seat that was left vacant when Senator Andy Hill died in October 2016.
Rossi’s public service career began in 1997, when he was elected state senator from the 5th Legislative District in east King County. During his initial service in the state senate, Rossi received notoriety for his commitment to public safety and his leadership as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. While leading the senate’s key budget writing committee, Rossi crafted a balanced, bipartisan budget that erased a massive deficit without raising taxes, while still protecting Washington’s most vulnerable citizens.