Hans Zeiger

Hans Zeiger is a newly-elected member of the Pierce County Council in Washington State and served in the state legislature from 2011-2020. Hans was a Jackson Leadership Fellow of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and a Rodel Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Masters degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Hans lives in Puyallup, Washington, where he is involved with local history volunteer work.

Recent Essays

The Paradox of American Places

Daniel Elazar was emphatic that a “renewed sense of localism” was essential to America’s future. For Americans, this means renewed intentionality about our local communities, not merely living in one place for a sustained period of time.

A Time for Local Democracy

In these days of Twitter democracy, when platforms for political expression are so accessible, it sometimes seems, paradoxically, that citizens have little actual say in decision making about our country’s future.