Andy Billig is a proud father, businessperson and active member of the Spokane community. He was elected to the state Senate by constituents of the 3rd District in 2012.
Prior to joining the Senate this session, Andy represented Spokane in the House. There, as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee, he helped craft the state’s bi-partisan transportation budget that created more than 43,000 jobs across Washington.
Andy also led legislative efforts to improve water quality in the Spokane River as the prime sponsor of HB 1489. The bill eliminates unnecessary phosphorous in lawn fertilizer, reducing toxic algae blooms and making waterways across the state safer for people, wildlife, and pets.
In addition to his work in the Legislature, Andy is part-owner and former general manager/president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. In 1994 and 2004, he was voted the Northwest League Executive of the Year, and received the Northwest League’s Joe Martin Award for service to Baseball and the Community in 2007. He currently serves as Chairman of the Northwest League Executive Committee.
Andy is committed to giving back to his community. He served as a Big Brother, volunteer youth sports coach, and as a volunteer in several capacities with Greater Spokane Incorporated. He also served as a founding board member of Innovate Washington, a member of the organizing committee for Bike to Work Week, the board of directors for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, the City of Spokane Human Services Advisory Board, and the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee to the Mayor. He is a current board member for SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners).
Andy lives with his daughter, who attends Spokane Public Schools. An active runner and triathlete, Andy completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004.
By combining his business and leadership skills with his strong commitment to progressive values like justice, equality, and prosperity, Andy strives to be an effective and accessible legislator for his constituents.