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Representative Derek Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.

Currently, Rep. Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as Director of Analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as Principal Investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Rep. Stanford serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Business and Financial Services Committee, and the Rules Committee. He is also Chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council and Vice-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. He is a former member of the Community Economic Redevelopment Board and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.



  • 1st Legislative District lawmakers laud passage of capital budget | - January 18, 2018
    Olympia – Rep. Shelley Kloba (D-Kirkland) and Rep. Derek Stanford (D- Bothell) hailed the much delayed passage of the state’s construction budget today in Olympia. “I was proud of my House colleagues last session when we passed the capital budget,... READ MORE
  • House unanimously passes bill prohibiting state agencies from aiding in the creation of a federal religious registry. | News - January 11, 2018
    Olympia – A civil-rights bill sponsored by Representative Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) unanimously passed the House. HB 2097 is bipartisan legislation, which restricts state agencies from sharing personal religious affiliation information with federal authorities. Washington state agencies will be forbidden from aiding in... READ MORE
  • Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse | News - July 21, 2017
    OLYMPIA— After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision, Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) and Rep. Larry Springer... READ MORE
  • Legislative Update: Budget, School Funding, Paid Leave, & Car Tabs | News - July 7, 2017
    Budget and School Funding The top task this session was to live up to our responsibility to fully fund education for Washington’s 1.1 million school kids.  We knew it would be tough, and the proposals put forward by both Democrats... READ MORE
  • State government shutdown would hurt families, schools, businesses of the 1st Legislative District | News - June 22, 2017
    OLYMPIA—A state government shutdown has never happened before in the history of Washington state. But what happens if a budget agreement isn’t reached by June 30, the end of the current fiscal year? The state House representatives from the 1st Legislative... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 327
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7928
    Email Derek

    District Office:
    18560 1st ave NE Suite E800
    Shoreline, WA 98155

    (206) 556-3195

    Legislative Assistant:
    Stephen Cardamenis
    Email: Stephen.Cardamenis@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    (360) 786-7206

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    (360) 786-7208

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