About Executive Bruce Dammeier

ELECTIVE OFFICE: Elected Pierce County Executive November 2016. Re-elected to a second term November 2020.

  • State Senate: January 2013 - December 2016
  • House of Representatives: January 2009 - January 2013 
  • Member of the Puyallup School Board: 2001 - 2009

EDUCATION: University of Washington – M.S., Engineering; U.S. Naval Academy – B.S. in Ocean Engineering.

OCCUPATION: Small business owner and director of printing business in Pierce County.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Tacoma #8 Rotary Club member, University Place Presbyterian Church member, and University of Washington-Tacoma Advisory Board. Formerly served on the boards of Tacoma Goodwill Board of Directors, Mel Korum YMCA Advisory Council, Puyallup Valley Young Life, Good Samaritan Hospital and Our Savior Lutheran Church. 

PERSONAL: A Pierce County native, Executive Dammeier attended Curtis High School before going on to graduate with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy. He served eight years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. While on active duty, he was deployed on humanitarian relief missions in the United States and across the world. At the conclusion of his military service, he returned to Washington state, went to work in his family printing business, and became a dedicated community volunteer. Bruce and Lauren, his wife of more than 35 years, live in Puyallup. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.