Senator Kirk Pearson is a fourth-generation resident of the 39th Legislative District. He previously served six terms in the House before being elected to the State Senate in 2012 where he currently serves as Chair of the Natural Resources & Parks Committee. He is also a member of the State Government Committee, Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee and Rules Committee. A former special assistant to the late U.S. Congressman Jack Metcalf, Kirk is active in his local church and community and serves on the Monroe and Sedro-Woolley Chambers of Commerce. His priorities are safer communities, recreational opportunities, and quality education for all our children. Kirk is an avid weightlifter and has five grown sons and four grandchildren with his wife Rachel.
PERSONAL: A fourth-generation Snohomish County resident, Kirk and his wife, Rachel, have five sons, Kirk, Jr. (wife Shianne), Carl (wife Julia), Shane (wife Rachel), Sean (wife Dandi) and Mark, and four grandchildren.
EDUCATION: Monroe High School, Monroe, Wash., graduated 1977 Wenatchee Valley College, attended 1977 – 1978 Central Washington University, attended 1981 – 1984.
OCCUPATION: Special Assistant to U.S. Congressman Jack Metcalf, 1995 – 2000.
STATE GOVERNMENT: State representative for the 39th District serving a sixth term.
RECENT LEGISLATIVE AWARDS: Guardian of Small Business Award, Washington state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (2011-12) Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business (2011-12), Hunter Heritage Council Hall of Fame (2016), Fish First Legislator of the Year (2016).
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce; Everett Community College Foundation Board; past member Monroe Planning Commission; served three years Snohomish County Community Services Advisory Council; past member Anacortes – Sidney Ferry Committee; past member National Republican Conference Association; past district director/Western regional director Monroe Lions Club; honorary member Monroe School Levy and Bond Committee; past member Snohomish County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Board; served three years Washington Correctional Industries Board; past member Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Monroe Chamber of Commerce.