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

  • Pregnant Worker Fairness Act passes the House | - February 4, 2016
    Legislative News from Representative Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle, 46th LD) February 4, 2016 Pregnant Worker Fairness Act passes the House OLYMPIA – House Bill 2307, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, passed out of the House today on a 52-45 vote,... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on passage of bill to obstruct worker rights | News - February 3, 2016
    Legislative News from Representative Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle, 46th LD) February 3, 2016 Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on passage of bill to obstruct worker rights OLYMPIA – Rep. Jessyn Farrell has issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 6578 that would... READ MORE
  • Update from Olympia – Moving Forward on Education | News - February 2, 2016
    Greetings from Olympia! As we enter week 4 of the 2016 legislative session, I wanted to update you on what I’ve been working on this year. With my House Democratic colleagues, I am fighting to rebuild our middle class and... READ MORE
  • Seattle legislators announce package of education bills for this year | News - January 27, 2016
    Legislative News from Representatives Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle, 46th LD), Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle, 46th LD), Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle, 37th LD), and Senator Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle, 43rd LD) January 26, 2016 Seattle legislators announce package of education bills for this year... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Seattle legislators to discuss education bills at press conference on Wednesday | News - January 25, 2016
    MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Rep. Jessyn Farrell, Senator Jamie Pedersen, Rep. Gerry Pollet, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, and community members What: Press Conference When: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Where: Washington State Capitol John L. O’Brien Building House... READ MORE
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    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 370
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7818
    Email Jessyn

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    Yoshi Kumara, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7206
    Yoshi.Kumara@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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