About Drew

About Drew

Representative Drew Hansen focuses on jobs in the Washington State Legislature.  He brought two new bachelor’s of science degrees to Olympic College (electrical engineering with WSU and cybersecurity with Western Washington University), expanded the engineering program at Olympic College so we can train more engineers for the shipyards, sponsored legislation to prepare more students for jobs in the high-technology industry, and protected marine industry jobs by passing legislation to remove derelict boats from our waterways.  Hansen’s jobs bills have won statewide, bipartisan praise—from business, newspapers, and Republicans—as you can read about here.

Representative Hansen was first elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012 and became chair of the House Higher Education Committee in 2014. Before entering the Legislature, Representative Hansen served for six years as Governor Gregoire’s public representative on the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Washington’s principal economic development board. He also served for six years on the board of the Olympic College Foundation.

As a father of two young children, Representative Hansen is a strong advocate for public schools and affordable college tuition. When the Legislature is not in session, Representative Hansen is a regular ferry commuter, and he fought in the Legislature for full ferry funding and Puget Sound cleanup.