23rd LD Town Hall Events

I hope you’ll join me and my seatmates, Rep. Sherry Appleton and Sen. Christine Rolfes, at one of the two town hall meetings we’re hosting on Saturday, April 16.

It’s your chance to hear about what went on in the 2016 legislative session, and more important, it’s our chance to hear what’s on your mind.  Education, transportation, public safety, jobs and the economy . . . your questions and comments help us do our jobs better.

First event from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM at Eagle’s Nest Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd. Bremerton.

Second event from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe St. (3rd Ave. NE) Poulsbo.


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.


  • New College Advising Coming to Bremerton | News - March 29, 2016
    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... READ MORE
  • Free to Finish College program set to get pilot funding in 2016 supplemental budget | News - February 22, 2016
    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.... READ MORE
  • College Success Foundation funding may be coming to Bremerton | News - February 22, 2016
    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... 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
  • 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
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 369
    PO Box 40600
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    (360) 786-7842
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    Jillian Kilby
    Email: Jillian.Kilby@leg.wa.gov

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