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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
OLYMPIA – Rep. David Sawyer’s bill to rescue sexually abused and exploited children moves on to the governor with a final 95-0 vote in the House today. Sawyer’s House Bill 1281 will provide new funding for Washington’s Internet Crimes Against Children...
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