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.

Representative Hansen has been widely recognized for his public service. He was named Legislator of the Year by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), received a City Champion Award from the Association of Washington Cities,  and was recognized with the 2015 Legislator at Work (LAW) Award from the Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington.

Rep. Hansen is also the author of a book, “The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation,” which U.S. Representative John Lewis called a “great contribution to the history of the movement.”

When the Legislature is not in session, Rep. Hansen practices law as a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Julie, and their two young children.



  • WATCH: Press conference in support of HB 1488 – Expanding eligibility for the College Bound scholarship to undocumented students | News - January 11, 2018
    Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) is joined by Sens. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) in a press conference before a public hearing on House Bill 1488 on January 10, 2018. The bill would make several changes to state... READ MORE
  • WATCH: Rep. Drew Hansen on protecting DACA students from losing College Bound state financial aid | News - January 10, 2018
    House Bill 1488, sponsored by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island), would make several changes to state law to protect financial aid eligibility for undocumented students, including protecting DACA students from losing College Bound state financial aid if the DACA program... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Press conference and public hearing on legislation to expand eligibility for the College Bound scholarship to undocumented students (HB 1488) | News - January 9, 2018
    Who:     Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, Chair of the House Higher Education Committee What:   Press conference on House Bill 1488 (Washington Dream Act 2.0), which protects undocumented students from losing financial aid eligibility if DACA is eliminated When:  Wednesday, January... READ MORE
  • Net neutrality protected in Washington state under bill proposed by Rep. Hansen | News - December 14, 2017
    OLYMPIA – In anticipation of today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality regulations, Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) introduced legislation Wednesday protecting Washington consumers’ access to a free and open internet. “Literally no one except the giant cable... READ MORE
  • Rep. Hansen offers DACA students hope | News - September 5, 2017
    STATEMENT BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE DREW HANSEN, CHAIR OF WASHINGTON HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, ON DACA STUDENTS: “My bill (HB 1488) will protect DACA students from losing College Bound state financial aid if DACA is eliminated. We will push for this... READ MORE
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