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Born and raised in Port Angeles, Jake’s experience in the YMCA Youth and Government program pointed him early on toward a life of public service. He was the first in his family to attend college, earning a BA in political science from the University of Washington and then an MPA from the University of Puget Sound.
Jake’s community involvement and professional life have always focused on the legacy we’ll leave for future generations. Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other youth programs are among his top priorities.
His leadership skills have been established in managing an alternative-energy and energy-efficiency program with Washington State University, coordinating community-volunteer efforts on the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards, and working on the Pierce County Public Health Board.
He has also served as vice chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and as Tacoma’s deputy mayor.
Jake has lived in Tacoma for more than 30 years. He has two children and two grandkids.
There are some big issues in the legislature this session, but none so important as education. Click the video below to learn more about what I’m working on in Olympia, including legislation to improve outcomes for homeless students modeled after...
The House Appropriations Committee heard legislation from Representative Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) to help equip schools and students with the tools they need to combat youth homelessness. The hearing was packed with supporters of the legislation. “We can’t expect kids to...
In this newsletter: Welcome Letter A Budget for Washington Prioritizing Our Students: Early Learning to Higher Education Updates to Mental Health Policy and Funding Investing in Transportation Building a Better Washington Conversation Hours Welcome Letter Dear friends, With the conclusion...
Keeping our Promises in Transportation Much of the focus during special session has been on the difficult negotiations over the operating budget. However, I have good news to report on another issue I have been working on that is very...
With a bipartisan 74-20 vote, the House of Representatives passed a 2015-17 transportation budget that has been agreed to by the Senate. The maintenance level budget continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. “This budget is...
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