Phil has been married to his wife, Suzanne for 40 years, they have five children and 4 grand children. Three of their sons are US Marines with their oldest still on active duty and stationed in Southern California. Phil’s son Justin served on the USS Dubuque when it took down the Somali pirates in 2010, you can read about the mission in an article on the Marine Corps Association’s website.
Phil was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and appointed to the Senate where he serves on Financial Institutions & Insurance, Natural Resources & Parks and Transportation committees. Phil is active in his local church and works in support of charity efforts in the community
Phil and his wife Suzanne live in Auburn, Washington with chickens, goats and ducks (sadly we lost our three dogs Max, Ranger & Bonney last year).
Phil’s Professional Experience
Phil Fortunato started his first business when he was 18, and what started as a side-job cutting grass for friends and neighbors evolved into a commercial landscaping company. Since then Phil started his own hydroseeding and landscaping company which he ran for a number of years before founding his current venture: Eco-3, an erosion and stormwater management startup. Phil uses his knowledge and over 30 years of experience in erosion control and stormwater management to provide environmental training and help builders navigate environmental regulation. Phil was president and founding director of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the International Erosion Control Association.
Phil currently serves as the 31st District State Senator. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and appointed to the senate before being sworn into the House. Previously he served as the 47th District State Representatives from 1998 to 2000.