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Drew Hansen is a member of the Washington State House of Representatives. He 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 Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

As a legislator, 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, 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 high-paying jobs in the high-tech industry. In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Governor Inslee signed many of Hansen’s jobs bills into law.

He is 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, 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

  • Measure to rein in illegal gun purchases on its way to governor’s desk | News - April 21, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Under current law, there are no consequences when a person who is ineligible to own a firearm tries to buy one but fails the background check. Rep. Drew Hansen’s (D-Bainbridge Island) bill, on its way to the Governor’s desk after... READ MORE
  • Protecting your privacy! | News - April 21, 2017
    We passed a bill of mine with overwhelming bipartisan support to protect your internet privacy. Background: a few weeks ago, Congress blocked FCC rules that would have prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from using your private information – like your browsing... READ MORE
  • House passes measure boosting internet privacy protections for consumers | News - April 19, 2017
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives passed a measure authored by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) that would provide greater privacy protections for internet users’ personal information. The bill, which passed with robust bipartisan majority, was drafted in response to a... READ MORE
  • House bill would enhance internet privacy protections for consumers | News - April 4, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • House Budget Freezes Tuition, Invests in Financial Aid to Help Families Afford College | News - March 28, 2017
    OLYMPIA – The “Families First” budget proposed yesterday by House Democrats in Olympia includes two big pieces of good news for families trying to afford college: a tuition freeze and a major financial aid investment. “We want everyone in this... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 369
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7842
    Email Drew

    Legislative Assistant:
    Josie Ellison
    Email: Josie.Ellison@leg.wa.gov

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

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    Jamie.Nixon@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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