Biography

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, elected to represent Washington State’s 34th District in 2010, is the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He also sits on the Appropriations and Agriculture & Natural Resources committees and the Select Committee for Pension Policy. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission.

Joe ran for office because he believes that state government has the power to improve quality of life for all Washingtonians and to make our state’s economy more sustainable. He has worked for sustainability on many fronts, including expanding transit, making walking and bicycling safer, reducing Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions, restoring and protecting natural habitat, cleaning up Puget Sound, and improving Washington’s land use laws.

Joe believes Washington has both an opportunity and a responsibility to be an example to the rest of the world of a state with a thriving and a sustainable economy that protects our unique ecosystems, our air, and our water for generations to come.

Joe, who grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle, enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, reading, and playing with his dog, Stevie.

 

News

  • Legislative update: Homelessness, net neutrality, opioids, and more | E-newsletters - February 12, 2018
    Telephone Town Hall on February 20 We’re excited to announce we’ll be holding a telephone town hall next week! Please join us for a telephone town hall Tuesday, February 20, 6pm-7pm. We’ll be talking about the work we’re doing on... READ MORE
  • Update from Joe and Eileen: Health coverage access, low carbon fuel standard, and more | E-newsletters - January 18, 2018
    Addressing health insurance costs & opioid use disorder Since Republicans in the OTHER Washington aren’t letting up on trying to take away health care for millions of Americans, we’re looking at possible solutions within the existing system that keep people... READ MORE
  • Statement from Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), Chair of the House Environment Committee, on Governor Inslee’s carbon tax proposal | News - January 9, 2018
    “The public is ready for meaningful action on addressing carbon pollution. The Legislature has been working on this issue for many years, but every year our state doesn’t act is time we cannot get back. “The governor’s proposal is one... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on bill to establish a Clean Fuels Program in Washington state (HB 2338) | News - January 5, 2018
    Who: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, Chair of the House Environment committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2338, which would establish a Clean Fuels Program, also known as a low carbon fuel standard When: Tuesday, January 9, at 1:30 p.m.... READ MORE
  • Update on Gun Safety and Atlantic Salmon in 2018 | E-newsletters - November 27, 2017
    Approaches to Gun Safety in the Legislature Like many of you, we are horrified by recent mass shootings around the country that have claimed so many innocent lives. Whether in Las Vegas, or Sutherland Springs, or Tehama County, the ongoing... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 305
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7952
    Email Joe

    District Office:
    1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 801
    Seattle, WA 98144

    (206) 435-7034

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Tucker
    Email: sarah.tucker@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Environment (Chair)
    Appropriations
    Agriculture & Natural Resources

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jen Waldref, Senior Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7225
    jen.waldref@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov


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