Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations

About the committee

The Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, or LCEDIR, is a bipartisan, bicameral committee of the legislature which is authorized under state law (Title 43.15.060 RCW) to study and review economic development issues. The committee’s duties include special emphasis on international trade, tourism, investment and industrial development, and assisting the legislature in developing a comprehensive and consistent economic development policy. The lieutenant governor serves as the committee’s chair.

Committee membership 

The committee consists of six Senators and six Representatives, with three Democratic members and three Republican members appointed from each legislative body.

Committee meeting information

Information about the meetings of the  Legislative Committee on Economic Development & International Relations, including links to the committee’s annual reports can be found on our LCEDIR meeting information page.


Committee Membership

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen

Lt. Governor Brad Owen, chair


Senator Randi Becker


Representative Richard Debolt


Sen. Karen Fraser, D-22

Senator Karen Fraser



Representative Jim Moeller




Representative Jeff Morris



Senator Bob Hasegawa


Representative Norma Smith


Senator Mike Hewitt



Representative J.T. Wilcox



Senator Curtis King


Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-49

Representative Sharon Wylie