A Pierce County native, Executive Dammeier attended Curtis High School before going on to graduate with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and serve eight years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. While on active duty, he was deployed on humanitarian relief missions in the United States and across the world. At the conclusion of his military service, he returned to Washington state and became a dedicated community volunteer. Bruce and Lauren, his wife of more than 30 years, live in Puyallup. They have three grown sons.
Dammeier previously served in the state Senate and House of Representatives, and was a member of the Puyallup School Board. Dammeier currently holds memberships at local community organizations, including the Mel Korum YMCA Advisory Council, the Tacoma #8 Rotatary Club, the Tacoma Goodwill Board of Directors and more. Dammeier has received awards from organizations such as the Federation of Independent Business, Washington State PTA and Association of Washington Business.