• Hansen secures $50M for public broadband | April 21, 2023

    OLYMPIA — Washington state tribes, public utility & port districts, towns, cities and counties will see $50 million more in state funding for public broadband services following passage of the… READ MORE

  • Shield Law passes WA Senate  | April 10, 2023

    OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate passed House Bill 1469 today, protecting those who pursue or provide legal reproductive care in the state. Introduced by State Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge… READ MORE

  • Shield Law Clears House | February 28, 2023

    OLYMPIA — Today, the Washington House of Representatives passed a landmark Shield Law to protect those who seek reproductive & gender-affirming care in the state. House Bill 1469, introduced by… READ MORE

  • Washington state now allows full public broadband | July 26, 2021

    OLYMPIA — The Public Broadband Act, HB 1336, took effect Sunday to help ensure families and businesses throughout Washington state have access to high speed internet.   “Washington state now joins the majority of states… READ MORE

  • Public Broadband Act Approved by Legislature | April 23, 2021

    OLYMPIA – Washington will soon end its long-held restriction on public utilities offering public broadband service directly to residents thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island). The Public… READ MORE

  • Spread the word: small business grants | March 25, 2021

    Last week, I told you about the small business grant program announced by The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the City of Bainbridge Island. This week I have more good news. The… READ MORE

  • Public Broadband Act Passes House | February 23, 2021

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-held restriction on public utilities offering public broadband service directly to residents is one step closer to being overturned after the House voted 60-37 to pass the… READ MORE

  • COVID-19 Resources | May 7, 2020

    As this is an election year, there are ethics laws that place restrictions on my communications to prevent the use of state resources for election purposes. These restrictions include a… READ MORE

  • Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) | March 4, 2020

    Dear neighbor, Yesterday morning, Washington State Secretary of Health briefed legislators on the latest on the coronavirus. Here are the main take-homes: First, the best thing you can do is… READ MORE

  • WATCH: Rep. Drew Hansen on the New Hope Act | January 23, 2018

    Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, is the sponsor of the New Hope Act (House Bill 2890), which would provide rehabilitated, formerly incarcerated individuals a chance to rebuild their lives after… READ MORE

  • Rep. Hansen offers DACA students hope | September 5, 2017


  • Protecting your privacy! | April 21, 2017

    We passed a bill of mine with overwhelming bipartisan support to protect your internet privacy. Background: a few weeks ago, Congress blocked FCC rules that would have prevented Internet Service Providers… READ MORE

  • New College Advising Coming to Bremerton | March 29, 2016

    OLYMPIA – Chair of the House Higher Education Committee Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) secured funding for new college counselors and advisors for Bremerton High School and its feeder middle… READ MORE

  • Media Advisory | November 23, 2015

    Who: State Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island (23rd Legislative District) What: Allies in Higher Education When: 5 – 6 PM, Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2015 Where: Olympic College Main Building –… READ MORE

  • Preparing students for high-tech jobs | March 5, 2015

    OLYMPIA – Today a bill to expand computer science education in Washington passed out of the House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority vote. The bipartisan measure sponsored by Reps…. READ MORE

  • 23rd District Town Halls — Sat., March 15 | March 14, 2014

    Who: State Sen. Christine Rolfes and state Reps. Sherry Appleton and Drew Hansen (23rd Legislative District) What: Town hall meetings When/Where: Saturday, March 15 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bremerton Senior… READ MORE

  • House approves Hansen marine jobs bill | February 18, 2014

    Moving to head off a continuing threat to jobs in the marine and recreational industries, the House Monday approved a measure to speed removal of sinking and abandoned ships and… READ MORE

  • Education, families bills pass the House floor | February 12, 2014

    The House approved an array of legislation strengthening education, protecting families and helping veterans on Tuesday. Click here for the full list of bills from Tuesday’s floor action. Supporting tuition… READ MORE