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Representative Derek Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.

Currently, Rep. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as Director of Analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as Principal Investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Rep. Stanford serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Business and Financial Services Committee, and the Rules Committee. He is also Chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council and Vice-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. He is a former member of the Community Economic Redevelopment Board and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.



  • Protecting our neighbors from hate | News - March 20, 2017
    I am sure you have heard or read news lately detailing the occurrence of hate crime or hate speech. Last week Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, joined me to discuss the anxiety and fear currently... READ MORE
  • Free parking for March 12 legislative town hall in North Garage only | News - March 6, 2017
    The legislators of the 1st Legislative District will host a town hall meeting on Sunday, March 12, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The location is Mobius Hall, at the UW Bothell/Cascadia campus. Sen. Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby, and Reps. Derek Stanford, D-Bothell,... READ MORE
  • Stanford passes bill protecting persons of faith | News - February 28, 2017
    OLYMPIA – A timely civil-rights bill sponsored by Representative Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) passed the State House today with unanimous support. This bi-partisan bill (HB 2097) restricts state agencies from sharing personal religious affiliation information with federal authorities, prohibiting Washington state... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: House Democrats to hold press conference on legislation in response to presidential executive order | News - February 14, 2017
    Who: Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo, Rep. Derek Stanford, D-Bothell, and members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses What: Press Conference When: Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Where: House Democratic Caucus Room, Legislative Building Why: In response to... READ MORE
  • Media Advisory – (Update) Faith leaders join Stanford and Palumbo to support religious freedom | News - February 8, 2017
    Who: Rep. Stanford, Sen. Palumbo, Washington Faith Leaders What: Press conference for HB 1956, SB 5308 – Limiting disclosure of information about the religious affiliation of individuals. When: 12:30-1:00 PM Thursday, February 9th Where: Legislative Building – State Reception Room... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 327
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7928
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    Legislative Assistant:
    Stephen Cardamenis
    Email: Stephen.Cardamenis@leg.wa.gov

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

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    For Press Inquiries:
    Phil Olafsen, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7185

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208

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