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) (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 (loans and entrepreneurship training for small businesses); youth soccer coach, Bainbridge Island Football Club; member, Bethany Lutheran Church
Statement: Representative Drew Hansen believes in helping people get and keep good jobs so they can support their families. 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.
Representative Hansen successfully works across party lines, sponsoring bipartisan legislation protecting net neutrality (HB 2282) and cracking down on illegal gun purchases (HB 1501). He would be honored to continue representing Kitsap County in the Legislature.