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Biography

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

  • Rep. Hansen’s ‘Free to Finish College’ bill passes Higher Education Committee | News - February 5, 2016
      OLYMPIA – In an unprecedented effort to find affordable ways to make the dream of a college degree a reality, the House Higher Education Committee today passed Representative Drew Hansen’s Free to Finish College Program (HB 2955) with strong... READ MORE
  • Rep. Hansen proposes Free to Finish College program | News - February 3, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Chair of the House Higher Education Committee, Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island), has proposed the Free to Finish College plan. “We have a lot of students who had to interrupt their education just short of earning their degree.... READ MORE
  • Rep. Hansen to propose the Free to Finish College program | News - February 2, 2016
    MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) What: Press availability to discuss House Higher Education Committee Chair Drew Hansen’s proposal of the Washington Free to Finish College program. When: Wednesday, February 3 at 12:30 PM Where: House Hearing Room... READ MORE
  • Media Advisory | News - November 23, 2015
    Who: State Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island (23rd Legislative District) What: Allies in Higher Education When: 5 – 6 PM, Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2015 Where: Olympic College Main Building – 1000 Olympic College Way NW, Pouslbo Why: A special reception... READ MORE
  • Representative Hansen Secures Funding in Budget to Expand Kitsap County College Opportunities | News - June 29, 2015
    OLYMPIA – The final budget agreed by the Legislature today funds three priorities secured by Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island): (1) new bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and cybersecurity at Olympic College, offered in partnership with Washington State University and... READ MORE
  • Contact

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

    (360) 786-7842
    Email Drew

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    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    Jamie.Nixon@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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