Elected Experience: State Representative; House Capital Budget Vice-chair, Business and Financial Services Vice-chair, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Other Professional Experience: Derek runs a small business, managed medical and environmental research projects, and worked as a research scientist at a software company. Formerly, he worked as Director of Analytics for a telecom company.
Education: BS Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College; MS Mathematics, Claremont Graduate University; PhD Statistics, University of Washington
Community Service: Northshore Kiwanis, Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Statement: Derek Stanford believes we see too much partisanship, gridlock, and delay in Olympia. A father and small business owner, Derek focuses on results including balancing the budget, providing high-quality public education, creating jobs, and fighting for our fair share of transportation dollars.
As the only statistician in the legislature, Derek works for policies based on science and makes commonsense decisions based on facts. A strong advocate for government transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility, Derek’s priority in the coming year will be fully funding our local schools and working to resolve the 405 tolling mess.