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

  • Rep. Sawyer: Pierce County, Lakewood Councils can no longer ban pot without public vote | News - April 10, 2015
    OLYMPIA – In 2012, Washington voters passed Initiative 502 to legalize recreational marijuana by a 57 percent vote. In Pierce County, I-502 passed in every district, 54 percent overall. The initiative also passed in every Lakewood precinct in the 29th... READ MORE
  • House unanimously approves Sawyer bill to fund child pornography task force | News - March 5, 2015
    OLYMPIA – Late last night the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. David Sawyer’s (D – Lakewood) bill to fund the state Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Last year, the task force received more than 17,000 leads. These leads were... READ MORE
  • Rep. David Sawyer and Sen. Pam Roach join to fund task force to prosecute child pornography traffickers in Washington | News - January 30, 2015
    OLYMPIA – Last year, the Washington state Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force received more than 16,000 leads. These leads were all potential cases of children being abused and exploited, and depictions of their abuse shared over the Internet.... READ MORE
  • Op-ed: Rep. Sawyer, Sen. Benton make case for homeless in The Olympian newspaper | News - March 17, 2014
    Homeless funds at risk unless Legislature acts By REP. DAVID SAWYER AND SEN. DON BENTON Special to The Olympian March 7, 2014 In Thurston County, an emergency shelter, two youth shelters, a domestic violence shelter and even nationally recognized Quixote... READ MORE
  • Senate sends governor Rep. Sawyer’s bill to erase “fish war” convictions | News - March 6, 2014
    In what one member called a righting of past wrongs, the Senate gave final legislative approval March 5 to a bill that allows tribal members to clear their state criminal records if they were convicted of fishing violations before a... 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:
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    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    (360) 786-7225
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    (360) 786-7208
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