Biography

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, elected to represent Washington State’s 34th District in 2010, is the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He also sits on the Appropriations and Agriculture & Natural Resources committees and the Select Committee for Pension Policy. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission.

Joe ran for office because he believes that state government has the power to improve quality of life for all Washingtonians and to make our state’s economy more sustainable. He has worked for sustainability on many fronts, including expanding transit, making walking and bicycling safer, reducing Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions, restoring and protecting natural habitat, cleaning up Puget Sound, and improving Washington’s land use laws.

Joe believes Washington has both an opportunity and a responsibility to be an example to the rest of the world of a state with a thriving and a sustainable economy that protects our unique ecosystems, our air, and our water for generations to come.

Joe, who grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle, enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, reading, and playing with his dog, Stevie.

 

News

  • Putting People First | E-newsletters - May 12, 2018
    What we accomplished in 2018 It’s been a very busy year. With new leadership in the Senate, Democrats put people first with an ambitious agenda that focused on voting rights, funding higher teacher salaries, protecting net neutrality, banning conversion therapy,... READ MORE
  • Legislative update on environmental work, protecting social progress | E-newsletters - April 27, 2018
    Safeguarding community health & natural resources In the short 60-day session, legislators passed some longstanding environmental priorities that had stalled in previous years. As chair of the House Environment Committee, Joe helped ensure that these priorities made it through the Legislature... READ MORE
  • Legislative update: SB 6617 veto, reducing gun violence, voter registration and more | E-newsletters - March 2, 2018
    We heard you on legislative transparency Since our vote earlier this week in favor of SB 6617, our inboxes and voicemails have been flooded with messages from constituents deeply disappointed in our support of this bill. We want you to know we... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 34th District representatives holding telephone town hall tomorrow | News - February 19, 2018
    Who: The state representatives from the 34th Legislative District, Rep. Eileen Cody and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon What: Telephone town hall meeting When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Where: Calls will go out to thousands of homes throughout the 34th... READ MORE
  • House passes Fitzgibbon climate bill updating emissions reduction targets | News - February 14, 2018
    A bill amending the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets to align with the latest climate science cleared the House this afternoon, just ahead of the Legislature’s House of Origin cutoff deadline. House Bill 1144, sponsored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-West... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 305
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7952
    Email Joe

    District Office:
    1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 801
    Seattle, WA 98144

    (206) 435-7034

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Tucker
    Email: sarah.tucker@leg.wa.gov

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

    Committees:
    Environment (Chair)
    Appropriations
    Agriculture & Natural Resources

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jen Waldref, Senior Communications Specialist
    (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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