Steve Williamson is the longtime husband of politician, Pramila Jayapal; who currently represents Washington’s 7th Congressional District.
Steve’s wife was first elected in 2016, she is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Recent reports about the congresswoman, confirmed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. The news comes following the tragic Capitol siege in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on January 6th.
Steve’s Williamson’s wife has been quarantining since.
Before arriving to Congress, Pramila spent twenty years working internationally and domestically in global public health and development and as an award-winning national advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights.
She spent nearly a decade working for the nonprofit, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). She also spent 12 years as the founder and Executive Director of OneAmerica.
In addition to her career and achievements, she is also a happily married woman. Meet her husband, Steve Williamson in his top five facts.
1. Steve Williamson is a longtime leader and strategist
According to his LinkedIn, Williamson has worked at UFCW 21 for over a decade. He currently serves as the director of UFCW 21.
He began his career in the early 80’s working at Bricklayer/Marble Mason.
In 1987 he became the organizer at International Association of Machinists. He served in the same role at SEIU from 1989 until 1995.
He was then a staff director at Teamsters Local 174 until 2000. He moved on to King County Labor Council, where he served as their executive secretary-treasurer from 2000 until 2006.
Steve graduated from Gateway Senior High School in 1975, and attended Penn State University from 1975 until 1979 and from where he obtained a B.A., in Religious Studies.
2. He met his wife on the bus
According to online sources, Steve Williamson met Pramila on the bus, when they were replicating the journey that Martin Luther King took.
Steve has been credited with keeping her grounded. He is a follower of the Buddhist philosophy, meditates and has provided balance in her life. He is very supportive and always there for her.
3. Steve Williamson and Pramila Jayapal don’t have children together
Both Steve and Pramila are divorcees and have children from previous relationships.
Pramila was previously married to ex-husband, Alan Preston. From that union, she gave birth to a son, Janak Preston born on February 27, 1997.
Janak is a musician, took up African American literature at Wesleyan University and is described as gender non-conforming.
Steve Williamson is also the father of a son, Michael Williamson -who was born from a previous marriage.
Michael describes himself on social media as ‘Quiet, determined, sincere, grateful, reliable, family driven, calm, resilient.’
4. He is active on social media
Steve Williamson is very social media oriented. He keeps active Facebook and Twitter accounts. He has over 500 followers on Twitter, and writes on his bio ‘Buddhist, cyclist, pacifist, poetist, working-on-compassionist.’
5. He keeps a blog
Steve happens to be into cycling and even has a blog about it called, ‘The Courious Randonneur’ -in which he blogs about ‘the exploits and misadventures of a newbie randonneur’