Born and raised in Port Angeles, Jake’s experience in the YMCA Youth and Government program pointed him early on toward a life of public service. He was the first in his family to attend college, earning a BA in political science from the University of Washington and then an MPA from the University of Puget Sound.

Jake’s community involvement and professional life have always focused on the legacy we’ll leave for future generations. Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other youth programs are among his top priorities.

His leadership skills have been established in managing an alternative-energy and energy-efficiency program with Washington State University, coordinating community-volunteer efforts on the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards, and working on the Pierce County Public Health Board.

He has also served as vice chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and as Tacoma’s deputy mayor.

Jake has lived in Tacoma for more than 30 years. He has two children and two grandkids.


  • Media Advisory: 27th Legislative District town hall meeting on March 11 | News - March 3, 2017
    Who: State Sen. Jeannie Darneille, State Reps. Laurie Jinkins and Jake Fey What: Legislative Town Hall Meeting When: Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Where: The Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus, 1210 6th Avenue, Tacoma Why: The legislators... READ MORE
  • Legislative Update from Rep. Jake Fey on education and homeless youth | E-newsletters - January 27, 2017
    Urgent action needed on school funding! The House of Representatives voted on its first bill of the 2017 Legislative session today – HB 1059. You may have heard this referred to as the “Levy Cliff” bill. In short, public schools... READ MORE
  • House Passes Compromise Supplemental Transportation Budget | News - March 9, 2016
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 House Passes Compromise Supplemental Transportation Budget New investments in maintenance, I-405, and State Patrol officers OLYMPIA – With a bipartisan 86-10 vote, the House of Representatives has approved the 2016 supplemental transportation budget. The negotiated compromise... READ MORE
  • Senate Approves Rep. Fey Legislation to Help Homeless Students | News - March 4, 2016
    Friday, March 4, 2016 Senate Approves Rep. Fey Legislation to Help Homeless Students OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by Representative Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) to help combat student homelessness by providing additional resources to schools and communities was approved by the Senate... READ MORE
  • House Approves Rep. Fey’s State Patrol Bill | News - March 2, 2016
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 House Approves Rep. Fey’s State Patrol Bill Strong bipartisan support for officer recruitment and retention OLYMPIA – With a 85-12 vote, the House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) to help the... READ MORE
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