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

Members appointed from the Washington State Senate

Senator Randi Becker (R)

Sen. Randi Becker (R)

Sen. Sharon Brown (R)

Senator Bob Hasegawa (D)

Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D)

Senator Curtis King

Sen. Curtis King (R)

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-23

Sen. Christine Rolfes (D)

Senator Reuven Carlyle, D-36

Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D) | Alternate

Members appointed from the Washington State House of Representatives

Rep. Richard DeBolt (R)

Rep. Jeff Morris

Rep. Jeff Morris (D)

Rep. Norma Smith

Rep. Norma Smith (R)

Rep. J.T. Wilcox

Rep. J.T. Wilcox (R)

Rep. Sharon Wylie

Rep. Sharon Wylie (D)