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 – 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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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