During his first term as a State Representative, Andy Billig demonstrated leadership, energy, and compassion as he represented Washington’s 3rd Legislative District located in the heart of Spokane.
In his capacity as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee, Andy played an integral role in the crafting of the bi-partisan transportation budget that created more than 43,000 jobs across the state. Andy also serves on the House Education Committee as well as the Technology, Energy and Communications Committee.
Andy led the charge on a state-wide environmental priority that helped improve water quality in the Spokane River. He was the prime sponsor of HB 1489, which eliminates unnecessary phosphorous in lawn fertilizer, reducing toxic algae blooms and making waterways across the state safer for people, wildlife, and pets.
In one of the most difficult budget years in memory, Andy helped defend funding for effective early education programs, levy equalization and Apple Health for Kids, a program that provides health insurance for low-income children in Washington.
Andy was recently appointed by the Speaker of the House to the inaugural board of directors of Innovate Washington, a state-wide effort to create jobs through the development of clean energy and technology-based companies.
In addition to his work as a Legislator, Andy is the co-owner and former President & General Manager of the Spokane Indians Baseball Team. Andy has led the Indians since 1992, and under his leadership the Spokane Indians organization has earned a reputation for outstanding customer service, community involvement and business excellence. Andy continues to play an active management and ownership role with the Indians as well as with Brett Sports & Entertainment.
Andy is an active member of the Spokane community, having served as a Big Brother and volunteer youth sports coach. He has also served on the organizing committee for Bike to Work Week, the Mayor’s Financial Advisory Committee, the City of Spokane Human Services Advisory Board, the board of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and as a volunteer in several capacities with Greater Spokane Incorporated.
Andy was voted the Northwest League Executive of the Year in 1994 and 2004 and has received the Northwest League's Larry McPhail Award for Promotional Excellence numerous times. He also won 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 grew up in Maryland, and graduated cum laude with a degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
An active runner and triathlete, Andy completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004.
Andy lives with his daughter, who is a 7th grader at Sacajawea Middle School.