Drew Hansen has represented the 23rd Legislative District (most of Kitsap County) since 2011. He serves as Chair of the Higher Education committee, and also serves on the Appropriations and Judiciary committees.

As a legislator, Rep. Hansen is focused on job creation and job training: He expanded the Olympic College engineering program so we can train more engineers for the shipyards, he sponsored legislation to protect marine jobs by getting derelict boats out of state waters, and improved student access to computer science courses so they can train for good-paying jobs in the high-tech industry.

He also sponsored the nation’s first state-level net neutrality law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law in 2018.

You can read more about Representative Hansen here.

Latest News:

Rep. Hansen to chair newly-renamed College & Workforce Development committee

OLYMPIA — When the Legislature convenes in January, state Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) will lead the newly-renamed College & Workforce Development committee in the House of Representatives. The committee... READ MORE

Rep. Hansen chosen Legislator of the Year by the Washington Student Association

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s largest higher education advocacy group, the Washington Student Association (WSA), recently named Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) its 2018 Legislator of the Year. The organization, which... READ MORE

State budget includes big boosts to financial aid, career training, computer science slots

OLYMPIA – Over the next four years, thousands of additional students will have the opportunity to afford college thanks to a major commitment by state lawmakers to eliminate the funding... READ MORE