Biography

Jessyn Farrell represents the 46th Legislative District, which includes Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and parts of North Seattle. With a B.A. from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, she has focused on environmental, transportation, and social justice issues throughout her career.  Jessyn was Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, where she led efforts that resulted in $25 billion in bus, rail, bike and pedestrian investments in Washington State.

In her work as a legislator Jessyn emphasizes listening and using creative thinking to find solutions that help her constituents and the people of Washington State.  Recent accomplishments include securing $500 million in education investments for our neediest children, improving efficiency at the Washington State Department of Transportation, promoting policies to rebuild Washington’s middle class, and passing one of the strongest oil transportation safety laws in the country. Jessyn also worked with colleagues to pass historic investments in our transportation system and ground-breaking legislation to spur affordable housing development near transit stations.

As a mother of three young children, she believes passionately that we can achieve our potential as a community by investing in public schools, higher education, transit-friendly neighborhoods, paid family leave, affordable childcare and our diverse economic base.  She is also committed to defending family planning and healthcare access for all families.

Jessyn sits on the Transportation Committee as Vice Chair, and on the Commerce & Gaming and Rules Committees.

News

  • Protecting ALL Washingtonians | News - February 16, 2017
    February 19th marks the 75th anniversary of when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This action sent 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry to internment camps within the United States. Most of the internees were United States citizens or... READ MORE
  • Distracted Driving bill clears committee ahead of policy cutoff deadline | News - February 15, 2017
    OLYMPIA – The House Transportation committee voted today to advance legislation updating the state’s distracted driving law. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, made it out of the committee ahead of Friday’s... READ MORE
  • Op-ed by Rep. Farrell & Sen. Rivers: Electronics-DUI Act will save lives | News - February 10, 2017
    Yesterday in the House Transportation committee, public testimony was heard on the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act (HB 1371). The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle A companion measure in the Senate is sponsored by Sen.... READ MORE
  • Media Advisory – Public hearing for the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act | News - February 8, 2017
    Who: The House Transportation Committee What: Public hearing for HB 1371 – the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act When: 3:30-5:30 PM Thursday, February 9th Where: House Hearing Room B Why: To provide opportunity for public testimony on HB... READ MORE
  • Protecting our communities from oil spills | News - January 25, 2017
    A shortfall in the Department of Ecology’s oil spill prevention program budget comes at a time when oil is traveling over water, land, and underground in Washington state.  Rep. Jessyn Farrell hopes to fix that shortfall with HB 1611, which would... READ MORE
  • 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

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

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    Jen Waldref
    (360) 786-7225
    jen.waldref@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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