Steve Knight has a storied history that includes service to his country, protecting conservative values and demonstrating true leadership in the community. Knight has worked on behalf of the people of California's 36th Assembly District to bring relief to California's ailing economy - voting tirelessly against increased taxes and working to provide relief from the State's harmful anti-business policies.
Knight lives in Palmdale with his wife, Lily, and their two sons, Christopher and Michael.
Diploma, Palmdale High School
Knight became a police officer with the LAPD, where he has 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.
Knight served in the U.S. Army completing his training in Fort Knox, Kentucky and was later stationed in Friedberg, Germany.
Member, Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums.
Senator, California State Senate, 2012-present
Assistant Minority Leader, California State Assembly, 2010-2012
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 2008-2012
Member, Palmdale City Council, 2005-2008
Former Vice Mayor, City of Palmdale
In 2005, Knight sent a conservative shockwave through the Palmdale community with his election to the City Council. Knight received the most votes of the nine candidates in the election.
During his tenure on the city council, Knight kept a strict policy against tax increases and wasteful spending in local government. A strong advocate for Jessica's Law, Steve has been instrumental in the development of many innovative crime-fighting programs for the City of Palmdale.
Knight was elected to the State Assembly in 2008, succeeding Sharon Runner, who stepped aside under term limits. As a member of the Assembly, Knight has served on the committees for Local Government, Utilities and Commerce, Rules and is Vice Chair on both the Natural Resources and Public Safety Committees.