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Drew Hansen is a member of the Washington State House of Representatives. He has represented the 23rd Legislative District (most of Kitsap County) since 2011. He serves as Chair of the Higher Education Committee, and also serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

As a legislator, Hansen is focused on job creation and job training: he expanded the Olympic College engineering program so we can train more engineers for the shipyards, sponsored legislation to protect marine jobs by getting derelict boats out of state waters, and improved student access to computer science courses so they can train for high-paying jobs in the high-tech industry. In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Governor Inslee signed many of Hansen’s jobs bills into law.

He is the author of a book, “The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation,” which U.S. Representative John Lewis called a “great contribution to the history of the movement.”

When the Legislature is not in session, Hansen practices law as a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Julie, and their two young children.

News

  • Rep. Hansen’s bill to protect public from illegal firearm purchases passes the House | News - March 6, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Half of all failed background checks last year were a result of the prospective purchaser being a criminal or fugitive. Rep. Drew Hansen’s (D-Bainbridge Island) bill, passed off the floor of the House with a large bipartisan majority,... READ MORE
  • Rep. Drew Hansen receives City Champion Award. | News - February 22, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) has been named by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) as a recipient of their City Champion award. The AWC City Champion Awards acknowledges the “hard work of legislators who championed critical city... READ MORE
  • The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs names Rep. Drew Hansen Legislator of the Year | News - February 15, 2017
    Olympia – At their recent legislative/membership meeting, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) named their Legislators of the Year. Among those awarded was Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island). “It’s a huge honor to get an award from our... READ MORE
  • Hansen to lead House Higher Education Committee | News - December 15, 2016
    OLYMPIA — State Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23rd, Bainbridge Island) will once again be chair of the House Higher Education Committee when the Washington legislative session begins in January. During elections held last week, Hansen was chosen by his colleagues in... READ MORE
  • New College Advising Coming to Bremerton | News - March 29, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Chair of the House Higher Education Committee Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) secured funding for new college counselors and advisors for Bremerton High School and its feeder middle schools in the final 2015 supplemental budget announced today. “We... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 369
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7842
    Email Drew

    Legislative Assistant:
    Josie Ellison
    Email: Josie.Ellison@leg.wa.gov

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

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    Jamie.Nixon@leg.wa.gov

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

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