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.
OLYMPIA — State Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23rd, Bainbridge Island) will once again be chair of the House Higher Education Committee when the Washington legislative session begins in January. During elections held last week, Hansen was chosen by his colleagues in...
OLYMPIA – Chair of the House Higher Education Committee Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) secured funding for new college counselors and advisors for Bremerton High School and its feeder middle schools in the final 2015 supplemental budget announced today. “We...
OLYMPIA – In an unprecedented effort to find affordable ways to make the dream of a college degree a reality, the Washington House of Representatives budget funded a pilot of Representative Drew Hansen’s (D-Bainbridge Island) “Free to Finish College” program....
OLYMPIA – Chair of the House Higher Education Committee Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) secured funding for new college counsellors and advisors for Bremerton High School and its feeder middle schools in the House budget announced today. “I’m very excited...
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....
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