Biography

First elected in 2012, Representative Jessyn Farrell represents the citizens of the 46th district, which includes Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and parts of North Seattle. As a legislator, Jessyn serves as Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee. She also serves on the Environment and Rules committees.

Jessyn is an attorney with a focus on mediation, and her past professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, an organization dedicated to expanding bus, rail, bicycle and pedestrian transportation options. Her biggest accomplishment – bringing together transit and road advocates in support of transportation initiatives that secured billions in transit funding – is also a top priority in Olympia.

Jessyn grew up in the Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood and Lake Forest Park, attending local public schools, the University of Washington and Boston College Law School. As a mother of three young children, she is passionate about Washington’s education system and will advocate strongly for fully funding our kids’ education system, from early learning through higher education.

News

  • End of Session Wrap-up | - April 5, 2016
    Greetings from Seattle! As you probably heard, the Legislature finally adjourned last Tuesday night after passing our supplemental budget. Although it took a couple of weeks of special session to reach an agreement and finish the legislative session, this budget... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on passage of 2016 Supplemental Budget | News - March 29, 2016
    Legislative News from Representatives Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle, 46th LD) March 28, 2016 Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on passage of 2016 Supplemental Budget OLYMPIA – Rep. Jessyn Farrell has issued the following statement regarding her vote in support of the... READ MORE
  • Light pollution update | News - March 28, 2016
    Read more about Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s approach to addressing light pollution in this article from Seattle Astronomy.
  • Update from Olympia – Moving Forward on Education | E-newsletters - February 29, 2016
    Greetings from Olympia! Today is the 47th day of our 60 day session. The end is in sight!  A lot has happened since my last email – various cutoffs, budgets introduced, etc. I hope this email can give you a... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on her vote against House Bill 2362, regarding policy body cameras | E-newsletters - February 22, 2016
    Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on her vote against House Bill 2362, regarding policy body cameras “Today I voted against House Bill 2362 because I believe that we should not be putting up barriers to accessing the recordings from police... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 370
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7818
    Email Jessyn

    Legislative Assistant:
    Nigel Herbig
    Email: Nigel.Herbig@leg.wa.gov

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    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    Yoshi Kumara, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7206
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    (360) 786-7208
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