Biography

Legislator. Volunteer. Law student.

Raised in Pierce County, David Sawyer graduated from Rogers High School in Puyallup. He attended Central Washington University, where he studied Political Science as well as Geography and Land Studies. After college, he worked in Washington D.C. for Senator Maria Cantwell before moving back to the Washington state to work on his first political campaign.

David was one of the first 25 staffers on the ground in Iowa to work for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Next, he returned to Washington state to work on the gubernatorial campaign and later ran a campaign for Attorney General.

David and his business partner then started a small consulting business and represented clients in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has been an active volunteer in his community, volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and serving on the board of a program sponsored by the United Way. He also participated in Habitat for Humanity projects in Guatemala.

When not working in Olympia, David works full time at Sadler Ladenburg as a Law Clerk/Law Student under the A.P.R. 6 Law a Clerk program through the Washington State Bar Association. After completing the program, David will take the bar exam to become an attorney.

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News

  • September Newsletter from Rep. David Sawyer | E-newsletters - September 28, 2017
    The voter approval of Sound Transit 3 resulted in skyrocketing car tab fees. While ST3 provides one solution to the traffic gridlock throughout the Puget Sound area, the tax increases burden families all across Pierce County. Many of you are... READ MORE
  • Rep. David Sawyer appointed to Washington State Gambling Commission | News - February 16, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, has been appointed to the Washington State Gambling Commission. The Commission acts as the licensing, regulatory and enforcement program for gambling within the state. It is the second-oldest gambling regulatory agency in the nation.... READ MORE
  • Sawyer bill to help break the cycle of poverty passes House | Press Releases - February 17, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Last night the House passed Rep. David Sawyer’s (D – Parkland) bill to address the cycle of poverty and help find ways to give future generations more opportunities for success. Many Washingtonians face terrible odds from the moment... READ MORE
  • Rep. Sawyer continues work to save abused and exploited children | Press Releases - February 16, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Yesterday the House of Representatives passed Rep. David Sawyer’s (D – Parkland) latest bill to go after child pornographers and abusers and rescue exploited children. Currently, when law enforcement groups like the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task... READ MORE
  • Rep. Sawyer: Public charter schools and the families they serve need the Legislature’s support | News - December 1, 2015
    OLYMPIA – In response to the state Supreme Court’s recent refusal to reconsider its recent decision on charter schools, Rep. David Sawyer (D – Parkland) announced his support of public charter schools and the more than 1,100 students they currently... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 306
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7906
    Email David

    District Office:
    4113 Bridgeport Way W.
    Suite C
    University Place, WA 98466

    (253) 302-4328

    Legislative Assistant:
    Kacie Masten
    Email: Kacie.Masten@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Commerce & Gaming (Chair)
    Appropriations
    Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs

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    Jen Waldref
    (360) 786-7225
    jen.waldref@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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