Born and raised in Port Angeles, in the northwest corner of Washington state, Rep. Jake Fey’s experience in the YMCA Youth and Government program pointed him early on toward a life of public service. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and then an MPA from the University of Puget Sound.
Rep. Fey served as the Director of the WSU Energy program from 2001 to 2019, providing leadership in alternative-energy and energy-efficiency. During his time as a Tacoma City Councilmember, Rep. Fey also served as a member of the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards, and as Vice Chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012, Rep. Fey currently serves as Chair of the House Transportation Committee and as a member of the House Environment and Energy Committee.
One of Rep. Fey’s top priorities in the legislature is ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system for our state. During the 2019 Legislative session, he introduced the Green Transportation bill, aimed at helping switch to electric vehicles and cleaner fuels, with incentives to buy electric vehicles and help to build the infrastructure to charge electric cars in Washington state.
During the 2022 Legislative Session, Jake led his colleagues in passage of the Move Ahead Washington transportation package—a $17 billion, 16- year package that makes unprecedented investments in transit, active transportation and highway preservation and maintenance.
Rep. Fey has lived in Tacoma for more than 30 years. He has two children and two grandkids.