CONGRESSMAN STEVE KNIGHT
A Southern California native, Steve Knight attended Palmdale High School where his dedication to the community and calling to serve began. After graduation, Knight joined the U.S. Army completing his training in Fort Knox, Kentucky and was later stationed in Friedberg, Germany.
After completing his military service, Knight became a Police Officer with the City of Los Angeles, where he served on the front lines for over 18 years. In 1995, Knight was hand-selected to join the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) team to combat street gangs.
In 2005, Steve Knight felt compelled to follow his father Pete Knight’s path to public service, and serve the community on a different level. Knight sent a conservative shockwave through the Palmdale community by receiving the most votes in his election to City Council.
Knight was elected to the State Assembly in 2008, succeeding Sharon Runner, who stepped down under term limits. In November 2012 he again succeeded Sharon Runner, this time to the State Senate representing the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. In November 2014 and again in 2016, voters selected Steve to represent them in Washington D.C. as the Congressman from the 25th District, where he serves on the critical Armed Service Committee.
As his political career advances, Knight continues to let his core values of family, community, and country guide his decisions for the residents he represents. Steve Knight lives in Palmdale with his wife, Lily, and their two sons, Christopher and Michael.