Biography

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.

 

News

  • House passes bipartisan measure protecting net neutrality in Washington state | News - February 9, 2018
    OLYMPIA –Washington consumers’ access to a free and open internet is protected under bipartisan legislation passed by the state House today. House Bill 2282, which safeguards net neutrality, advanced on a 93-5 vote. “The net neutrality rules have been protecting... READ MORE
  • Hansen’s New Hope Act removes barriers; provides hope for second chance | News - February 1, 2018
    OLYMPIA – On a bipartisan vote, the House Committee on Public Safety moved forward legislation today providing rehabilitated, formerly incarcerated individuals a chance to rebuild their lives after leaving prison. House Bill 2890 (the New Hope Act) addresses the “collateral consequences”... READ MORE
  • E-NEWSLETTER: Protecting net neutrality in Washington state | E-newsletters - January 31, 2018
    Dear friends and neighbors, We are partway through the 2018 legislative session, and I wanted to write about something important to many of you: protecting net neutrality in Washington state. As you may know, there were net neutrality rules in place... READ MORE
  • Net neutrality bill advances in state legislature | News - January 25, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Protecting net neutrality in Washington state took a major step forward today with advancement of legislation by the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development. On a bipartisan vote, House Bill 2282 was moved out of the committee... READ MORE
  • Bill protecting DACA recipients from losing college aid advances | News - January 24, 2018
    OLYMPIA – On a bipartisan vote, the House Higher Education committee moved legislation forward today that would protect state financial aid eligibility for undocumented students. In particular, House Bill 1488 would protect DACA recipients from losing College Bound state financial... READ MORE
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