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.
“Today the FCC took the official step of publishing in the Federal Register its decision to repeal net neutrality rules. Doing so continues to move this bad decision forward at the federal level, but here in Washington state my bill...
OLYMPIA – The budget proposal released today House Democrats includes funding that expands access to higher education on the Kitsap Peninsula. It allocates money for a four-year early childhood education degree program, and for a feasibility study for a Western...
OLYMPIA – The state funding backlog for a program providing college financial aid to students from families with low incomes is on track to be fully eliminated under the budget released by House Democrats today. The proposal, which adds $25...
We make it a tradition to hold town hall meetings where we can hear from our bosses – the people. We’re elected representatives; we work for you—it’s not the other way around. This year, the town halls will be this Saturday from 10:00...
Who: Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, and Sen. Christine Rolfes, the legislators from the 23rd Legislative District representing part of Kitsap County, including Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Kingston, Silverdale, and East Bremerton. What: Town Hall meetings with 23rd District constituents....
Drew In The News
Below are links to stories you might find interesting featuring Rep. Drew Hansen.
New York Times: States push back after net neutrality repeal
Kitsap Sun: Local lawmakers line up bills for 2018 session
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