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:

Hansen Passes Improved Single Point of Contact Gun Background Check Bill

OLYMPIA – Despite divided national rhetoric on legislation related to firearms, Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) brought opposing sides together to pass significant, bipartisan legislation on firearm background checks. House... READ MORE

Free College Tuition, More High-Demand Degrees, Become Reality for Over a Hundred Thousand Washington Students

OLYMPIA – Washington will keep its promise to make public college tuition-free for low-income students after the Legislature passed an update to the Workforce Education Investment Act. This major workforce... READ MORE

Rep. Hansen: Net-Neutrality ruling affirms that “States have a right to protect their consumers.”

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling which prevents the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from blocking individual states from passing net-neutrality laws. In 2017... READ MORE