Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti
Mike Pellicciotti (Pelly-chotty) was elected Washington’s 24th State Treasurer in 2020.
As Washington’s chief financial officer, Mike is dedicated to financial transparency, protecting Washington’s financial health, and advancing policies that best serve our state’s working families and retirees.
Committed to leading an office that serves the entire state, Mike has built coalitions and engaged with community organizations, elected leaders, small businesses and labor in each of Washington’s 39 Counties to elevate the need for effective long-term financial policies. This includes innovative proposals to secure economic opportunity for every Washington from birth through retirement, including the Washington Future Fund, Washington Saves retirement security initiative, and championing financial education in our public schools.
Additionally, Mike has forged new legislative and community partnerships to pass several bills making state financial operations more efficient and accessible. The enacted legislation from his office has helped modernize Washington’s Linked Deposit Program, create needed flexibility for the state’s Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax bond pledge, improve behavioral health access in rural areas, and boost local economies by ensuring access to financing tools for ports and local government.
Notably, Mike has led the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) to maintain Washington’s outstanding credit ratings, including the highest possible “Aaa” rating from one of the nation’s top ratings agencies, Moody’s. This has ensured that even in a dynamic economic environment, Washington has secured comparatively low interest rates and has now saved taxpayers over a half-billion dollars by refinancing existing debt since the beginning of 2021.
Before becoming Treasurer, Mike served two terms in the Washington House of Representatives, where he fought for more equitable and open government, passing laws to get “dark money” out of politics and requiring that the legislature provide its public records.
Prior to representing the 30th Legislative District of South King and North Pierce Counties, Mike was an assistant attorney general who managed a state unit that combatted economic fraud in Washington.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and received his Master’s in Rural Development as a United States Fulbright Scholar, where he studied economic development. His Juris Doctor is from Gonzaga University and is a lifelong fan of Gonzaga Basketball.