Andy Hill was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2010 to represent the 45th Legislative District, which includes Redmond, Woodinville, Kirkland, Sammamish and Duvall. He is currently serving his second term in the Senate following his re-election in 2014.
In 2013, Hill was selected as the chief budget writer and negotiator in the Senate and has been the architect and a sponsor of the past two state operating budgets that invested an additional $4.6 billion into K-12 education and cut tuition at Washington’s public universities and colleges for the first time in state history.
Hill serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and is a member of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. In 2011 and 2012, Hill held the position of ranking member on the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Andy was born in Denver, Colorado, and attended Colgate University where he graduated cum laude with high honors in physics with an additional concentration in computer science/mathematics. While in school he was awarded a number of competitive research grants and co-authored several research papers in national scientific journals. Hill later earned his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
In 1990, Andy moved to Washington state to work for Microsoft where he designed and managed the development of new software. In addition to working on Windows ‘95, Hill developed learning and content delivery platforms for K-12 schools.
Hill coached youth soccer and lacrosse for his children’s teams and served as a board member for the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association and while serving as the board president worked to bring citizens, property owners and local government together to build nine new athletic fields for area youth and returned a historic piece of Sammamish Valley agricultural land to organic farming.
Andy also spent considerable time volunteering in his local public schools tutoring students in math and science and mentoring advanced math students. He later went on to be treasurer and president of his local Parent, Teacher, Student Association.
Hill lives in Redmond with his wife Molly and their three children.