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Representative Derek Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.

Currently, Rep. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as Director of Analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as Principal Investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Rep. Stanford serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Business and Financial Services Committee, and the Rules Committee. He is also Chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council and Vice-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. He is a former member of the Community Economic Redevelopment Board and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.



  • State government shutdown would hurt families, schools, businesses of the 1st Legislative District | News - June 22, 2017
    OLYMPIA—A state government shutdown has never happened before in the history of Washington state. But what happens if a budget agreement isn’t reached by June 30, the end of the current fiscal year? The state House representatives from the 1st Legislative... READ MORE
  • Governor signs Stanford bill boosting railroad safety | News - June 9, 2017
    OLYMPIA—A new law written by Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) addresses several dangerous problems faced by railroad workers. “Safety for railroad crews is not just about trains and worksites,” Stanford said.  “We heard testimony that the deadliest part of their day... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 1st District legislators to hold telephone town hall | News - May 25, 2017
    Who: State Senator Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby, together with State Representative Derek Stanford, D-Bothell, and State Representative Shelley Kloba, D-Kirkland What: Telephone town hall meeting When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Where: Calls will go out to thousands of homes... READ MORE
  • House Democrats Propose “Families First” Budget | News - March 30, 2017
    OLYMPIA – House Democrats proposed a “Families First” budget Monday that fully funds basic education, supports families and children, and continues the progress to give students and families relief from rising college tuition costs. “This budget puts families and children... READ MORE
  • Protecting our neighbors from hate | News - March 20, 2017
    I am sure you have heard or read news lately detailing the occurrence of hate crime or hate speech. Last week Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, joined me to discuss the anxiety and fear currently... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 327
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7928
    Email Derek

    District Office:
    18560 1st Ave. NE
    Suite E800
    Shoreline, WA

    (206) 556-3195

    Legislative Assistant:
    Stephen Cardamenis
    Email: Stephen.Cardamenis@leg.wa.gov

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

    Agriculture & Natural Resources
    Business & Financial Services

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jim Richards, Communications Director
    (360) 786-7206

    Andy McVicar, Deputy Communications Director
    (360) 786-7215

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

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