Biography

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.

News

  • Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment Committee, on settlement of PSE rate case | News - September 15, 2017
    “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,... READ MORE
  • Major construction projects in jeopardy | E-newsletters - July 18, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • Our thoughts on the state budget compromise | E-newsletters - July 11, 2017
    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... READ MORE
  • Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment committee, on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement: | News - June 1, 2017
    “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.... READ MORE
  • Legislative update on special session from Joe and Eileen | E-newsletters - May 12, 2017
    Operating budget negotiations slowed by Republican refusal to negotiate The regular legislative session has come and gone, and we are now two and a half weeks into a special session called by the Governor so that we can hammer out... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 305
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7952
    Email Joe

    District Office:
    1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 801
    Seattle, WA 98144

    (206) 435-7034

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Tucker
    Email: sarah.tucker@leg.wa.gov

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

    Committees:
    Environment (Chair)
    Appropriations
    Agriculture & Natural Resources

    For Press Inquiries:
    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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