Drew Hansen 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 and Judiciary committees.
As a legislator, Rep. 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, he 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 good-paying jobs in the high-tech industry.
Representative Hansen has been widely recognized for his public service. He was named Legislator of the Year by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), received a City Champion Award from the Association of Washington Cities, and was recognized with the 2015 Legislator at Work (LAW) Award from the Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington.
Rep. Hansen is also 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, Rep. Hansen practices law as a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Julie, and their two young children.
OLYMPIA – Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) has authored a bill that would provide greater privacy protections for internet users. The bill, which will be introduced today, has garnered bipartisan support and was drafted in response to a measure passed...
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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...
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...
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