Born at Edwards Air Force Base, Congressman Steve Knight has called the Antelope Valley his home almost his entire life. Steve has a storied history in his community, serving his country, protecting our values and demonstrating true leadership.
After graduating from Palmdale High School, Steve served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Friedberg, Germany. When his tour ended, he started an 18-year career as a sworn police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was selected to serve on the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) team. Concurrently, he served on the Palmdale City Council for from 2005 to 2008.
Steve was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2008, succeeding Sharon Runner. Four years later he was elected to the California State Senate where he represented the 21st District until 2014. While in the State Legislature, Steve worked to cut the tax burden on California families and businesses, and to restore the state’s economic vitality.
Congressman Knight was sworn in to the United States House of Representatives in 2015 where he continues to fight for his constituents by supporting working families, protecting Second Amendment rights and strengthening communities through job creation.
Steve lives in the Antelope Valley with his wife Lily and their two sons Christopher and Michael.