Biography

Jessyn Farrell represents the 46th Legislative District, which includes Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and parts of North Seattle. With a B.A. from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, she has focused on environmental, transportation, and social justice issues throughout her career.  Jessyn was Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, where she led efforts that resulted in $25 billion in bus, rail, bike and pedestrian investments in Washington State.

In her work as a legislator Jessyn emphasizes listening and using creative thinking to find solutions that help her constituents and the people of Washington State.  Recent accomplishments include securing $500 million in education investments for our neediest children, improving efficiency at the Washington State Department of Transportation, promoting policies to rebuild Washington’s middle class, and passing one of the strongest oil transportation safety laws in the country. Jessyn also worked with colleagues to pass historic investments in our transportation system and ground-breaking legislation to spur affordable housing development near transit stations.

As a mother of three young children, she believes passionately that we can achieve our potential as a community by investing in public schools, higher education, transit-friendly neighborhoods, paid family leave, affordable childcare and our diverse economic base.  She is also committed to defending family planning and healthcare access for all families.

Jessyn sits on the Transportation Committee as Vice Chair, and on the Commerce & Gaming and Rules Committees.

News

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 46th District legislators to hold telephone town hall | News - March 20, 2017
    Who: State Representatives Jessyn Farrell and Gerry Pollet, together with State Senator David Frockt What: Telephone town hall meeting When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Where: Calls will go out to thousands of homes throughout the... READ MORE
  • Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s floor speech on the Equal Pay Opportunity Act | News - March 9, 2017
    On March 8, 2017, the state House of Representatives passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, which aims to close the gender pay gap in Washington state by prohibiting pay secrecy policies and banning retaliation against workers that ask for equal... READ MORE
  • House approves Farrell measure strengthening state’s distracted driving law | News - March 7, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Legislators in the state House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that strengthens current distracted driving laws and supports law enforcement protecting the public from dangerous habits behind the wheel. Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, has pushed the... READ MORE
  • Stateline: With growth of the gig economy, states rethink how workers get benefits | News - March 6, 2017
    As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance,... READ MORE
  • Package of women and family focused bills passes House | News - March 1, 2017
    OLYMPIA—The House of Representatives passed a package of bills today that will make a difference in the lives of many Washington women. Some of the issues in these bills have gone through the legislative process in the House before only... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 370
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7818
    Email Jessyn

    Legislative Assistant:
    Nigel Herbig
    Email: Nigel.Herbig@leg.wa.gov

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

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jen Waldref
    (360) 786-7225
    jen.waldref@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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