Endorsed: Rep. Drew Hansen (D-23)
Drew was appointed to fill a vacant house position, and from day-one he has articulated that he wanted to be a champion on the environment. This year, he fulfilled that commitment. A partner at Susman Godfrey LLP, Drew has focused on climate change litigation-for example, representing a coalition of over 30 Texas cities in an attempt to block construction of a petroleum coke-fired power plant and representing a Native American village in Alaska in a lawsuit to recover from polluters. He sponsored legislation to eliminate the compensating tax on land purchased for community forest and open space, in support of our continuing efforts to preserve some 7,000 acres of shoreline and forest around Port Gamble Bay in North Kitsap. We knew he would be a good legislator, and he has already exceeded our expectations.