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

  • Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s statement on Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline | News - November 30, 2016
    Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, released the following statement after the Canadian government approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. “Washington state should be very concerned about Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which will almost triple the amount... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on the success of oil transportation rulemaking | News - August 24, 2016
    Legislative News from Representative Jessyn Farrell August 24, 2016 Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on the success of oil transportation rulemaking OLYMPIA –The Department of Ecology released its final rule regarding oil transportation notification today. The rulemaking process was initiated by... READ MORE
  • Investing in a great education | News - June 28, 2016
    As a mother of three young kids, including two Seattle Public School students, I understand the importance of investing in K-12 education. In the “McCleary Decision,” the Supreme Court ruled that the legislature is not meeting our constitutional requirement to... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on Seattle mosque threat | News - June 15, 2016
    Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on Seattle mosque threat SEATTLE – Representative Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle) released the following statement after police arrested a man who allegedly made threats against a Seattle mosque. “I strongly condemn the actions of this man... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Farrell on oil train derailment in Oregon | Press Releases - June 3, 2016
    The following is a statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle) on the June 3, 2016 oil train derailment in Oregon. Rep. Farrell sponsored The Oil Transportation Safety Act, which passed the legislature in 2015. “I am saddened to hear that... READ MORE
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    Olympia Address:
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    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7818
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