Elected Experience: Elected to Washington State House of Representatives, 2012-present (Higher Education Committee Chair, 2014-present)
Other Professional Experience: Partner at Susman Godfrey LLP; part-time lecturer, University of Washington Law School
Education: Harvard University, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Yale Law School
Community Service: Olympic College Foundation Board (2005-2011); Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) (appointed by Governor Gregoire to Washington's economic development board, which invested over $30 million to create and retain jobs) (2005-2011); Bainbridge Island Public School Supporters (school levy campaign committees); Kitsap CASH (microenterprise loans and entrepreneurship training for small businesses); member, Bethany Lutheran Church
Statement: Representative Drew Hansen works on protecting and expanding jobs and helping Washington residents get college degrees that lead to high-paying jobs. He worked with Washington State University and Western Washington University to bring new college opportunities to Kitsap County, expanded the Olympic College engineering program to train more engineers for the shipyards, and protected marine industry jobs with legislation to remove derelict boats from our waterways.
Drew’s jobs and education bills have won statewide, bipartisan praise from business, newspapers, and Republicans. Drew has a proven track record of working successfully across party lines on practical, common-sense legislation.