Representative Witt started in the House in 2005. Prior to entering the legislature he served on the State Boards of Forestry, Watershed Enhancement and the Forest Resources Institute. His deep respect for nature also led to co-chairing the bi-state Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership. He has worked in some aspect of the lumber industry since his first job in a saw mill to pay his way through college. Witt is a member of the SARL Board.