Luke Esser

Luke Esser REPRepublican

American politician

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Luke EsserREPRepublican American politician
61
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
WAResidence (state)

Luke Esser (born August 26, 1961) is an American attorney, journalist, and politician who served as the chairman of the Washington State Republican Party from 2007 to 2011. He was elected on January 27, 2007, when he defeated incumbent chairwoman Diane Tebelius, was re-elected in 2009, but lost to Kirby Wilbur in 2011.Esser is a former Republican senator in the Washington State Senate, representing the 48th Legislative District. He served as the Majority floor leader for the Washington State Senate. He was defeated for re-election in 2006 by Democratic challenger and former Republican lawmaker Rodney Tom. In the 2004 Republican primary for the eighth Congressional district of Washington he finished third, behind Diane Tebelius and King County Sheriff Dave Reichert. Reichert went on to win the general election and served in that seat until he retired in 2019. For much of the 1990s, Esser was a contributing writer to Fantasy Football Index, the nation's oldest and largest circulating fantasy football publication. Esser lives in East Bellevue, Washington and attended St. Louise Parish Catholic Church. He is a graduate of Interlake High School and three times from the University of Washington: Double majored in Editorial Journalism & Accounting, earned a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree.

Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Washington School of Law
JD
1989
University of Washington
BA Accounting/Editorial Journalism
1985
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Senator
Washington State Senate
2003 - 2006
Representative
Washington State House of Representatives
1998 - 2003
Former Republican Floor Leader
Washington State Senate
Policy Director
King County Councilman Rob McKenna
1996 - 1998
Finance Director
Friends of Rob McKenna
1995
Assistant Communication Director
Friends of Slade Gorton
1994
Law Clerk
King County Superior Court
1991 - 1993
Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Juvenile Court
1989 - 1990
Licensed attorney
1989 - Current
Community Relations Director
Washington State Attorney General's Office
Freelance Sportswriter
Professional Football Writers of America
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Board Member
Farm Team
Board of Directors
Bellevue Family YMCA
Experience
Redmond Chamber of Commerce
Experience
University of Washington Law School Alumni Association
Experience
American Legislative Exchange Council
Experience
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
Experience
Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
Experience
Bellevue Rotary
Experience
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition Board
Experience
Washington Information Services Board
Experience
Heartland Institute's Legislative Advisory Board
Experience
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Member
Professional Football Writers of America
Steering Committee
Discovery Lodge
Experience
Boeing 7E7 Five Corners Alliance
Experience
Reinvestment in Youth Steering Committee
Experience
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition Board
Experience
Washington Catalyst for Information-Based Medicine Steering Committee (BIO 21)
Experience
Special License Plate Review Board