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.


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

Meeting information

Information about committee meetings, including links to annual reports, can be found on our LCEDIR meeting information page.


Committee Membership

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen

Lt. Governor Brad Owen, chair

Members appointed from the Washington State Senate

Senator Randi Becker (R)

Sen. Randi Becker (R)


Senator Karen Fraser

Sen. Karen Fraser (D)


Senator Bob Hasegawa (D)

Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D)


Senator Mike Hewitt

Sen. Mike Hewitt (R)


Senator Curtis King

Sen. Curtis King (R)


Senator Reuven Carlyle, D-36

Senator Reuven Carlyle (D) – Alternate

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-23

Sen. Christine Rolfes (D)



Members appointed from the Washington State House of Representatives

Rep. Richard DeBolt

Rep. Richard DeBolt (R)


Rep. Jeff Morris

Rep. Jeff Morris (D)


Rep. Jim Moeller

Rep. Jim Moeller (D)

Rep. Norma Smith

Rep. Norma Smith (R)


Rep. J.T. Wilcox

Rep. J.T. Wilcox (R)


Rep. Sharon Wylie

Rep. Sharon Wylie (D)