Representative Joe Fitzgibbon was elected to represent Washington State’s 34th District in 2010. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer in state and local government and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission.
As a state representative, Joe serves as the Chair of the Environment Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations and Agriculture & Natural Resources committees.
Joe has worked to expand transit, and to make walking and bicycling safer. He has successfully passed into law environmental reforms that improve the functioning of those laws without compromising environmental protections.
He has strongly advocated for cleaning up Puget Sound, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting and improving Washington’s land use laws, and expanding access to the electoral process for historically disenfranchised populations like low-income people and youth.
Approaches to Gun Safety in the Legislature Like many of you, we are horrified by recent mass shootings around the country that have claimed so many innocent lives. Whether in Las Vegas, or Sutherland Springs, or Tehama County, the ongoing...
“I congratulate Puget Sound Energy, the Sierra Club, and the other signatories to today’s multiparty settlement for taking a big step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. This landmark settlement serves as an example of how electric utilities,...
New schools and over 70k jobs at risk Although the Operating budget has passed, we remain in session because our work is not yet over. Over a billion dollars in public school construction is in jeopardy because the Senate refuses...
A budget is a reflection of shared values: Do we support those who are struggling, or do we tell them to fend for themselves? Do we recognize that we all do better when we all do better, or do we...
“The Paris Agreement was an unprecedented coming together of nearly every nation in the world to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through nationally-determined targets. It represents rare unanimity among many diverse countries stepping up to address a global threat....
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