Biography

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 has been the Director of the WSU Energy program since 2001, providing leadership in alternative-energy and energy-efficiency. Jake has also coordinated community-volunteer efforts as a member of the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards, and working on the Pierce County Public Health Board. He has served as Vice Chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, was a member of the Tacoma City Council and also Deputy Mayor of Tacoma.

Elected into the WA State House of Representatives in 2012, Jake currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee and as a member of the House Environmental Committee and the Technology and Economic Development Committee. In addition, Jake serves as the Vice Chair of the Council of State Governments’ Transportation Committee.

One of Jake’s top priorities in the legislature is ensuring that our state’s most vulnerable youth have the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. Jake was the prime sponsor of the Homeless Student Stability Act, which provides housing support and school counselors for homeless families. Currently, Jake serves as a member of the Office of Homeless youth Advisory Committee.

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

News

  • Legislative update on transportation | News - May 8, 2018
    A better transportation system for all of us Thank you for the privilege of serving as your representative. It’s an honor. A big part of my job is listening to your ideas, comments and questions—and keeping you informed about issues... READ MORE
  • Legislative update on protecting our environment | News - May 8, 2018
    Protecting our environment It can take years to develop and pass major reforms. That’s true when it comes to protecting our environment—but I believe those efforts are worth it, because all of our families need clean air, unpolluted water and... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Town hall meeting with 27th Legislative District lawmakers | News - February 12, 2018
      Who: Rep. Laurie Jinkins, Rep. Jake Fey, and Sen. Jeannie Darneille, the legislators from the 27th Legislative District representing part of Pierce County, including Tacoma, Ruston, Browns Point and Dash Point What: Town Hall meeting with 27th District constituents... READ MORE
  • Tacoma legislators commend Point Ruston resolution | News - February 7, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Three Tacoma legislators are commending the resolution of the years-long Point Ruston development dispute following the approval of an interlocal agreement forged between the cities of Tacoma and Ruston. Tacoma Democrats Sen. Jeannie Darneille, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, and... READ MORE
  • Video Update from Rep. Fey – Halfway there! | News - February 7, 2018
    Dear Friends & Nieghbors, We are halfway through this year’s short legislative session. While many bills will not make it past the important cutoff points, several of my priority pieces of legislation are still moving through the process. Check out... READ MORE
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