Jessyn Farrell

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Jessyn Farrell
Washington House of Representatives, District 46b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLake Forest Park and Shoreline public schools
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.Boston College Law School
Place of birthLake City, WA
ProfessionTransit advocacy
Office website
Campaign website
Jessyn Farrell is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2015
Transportation, Vice-Chair


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Farrell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Environment
Excerpt: "We need a comprehensive approach that focuses on economic transformation, smart land use and transportation policies, and clean energy investments. ...A low-carbon future is a great future. We can enhance our communities, our environment and our economy by aggressively moving away from a carbon-based economy. We need a much more robust effort to focus on efficiencies that reduce energy use and save money both in the short and long term. ...I support a dedicated funding source for Puget Sound clean up and I would champion policy solutions based on polluter-pays principles."
  • Land Use and Transportation
Excerpt: "In the face of three years of transit service cuts across the state, we need to get back in the game of state funding for transit (currently the state funds about 1% of transit budgets). We also need to continue to provide local jurisdictions with more funding tools, especially in the very near term to prevent further cuts to transit. ...I support investments in bike paths like the Burke-Gilman Trail, clearly marked bike lanes on neighborhood streets, and planning efforts that help communities identify and prioritize bike infrastructure. ...In districts across the state and in the 46th, there are still too many neighborhoods that lack sidewalks, clear pedestrian and bicycle markings and signage, street connectivity, and safe street crossing treatments."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "The key to economic development is job creation. That means growing our diverse economic base, supporting our small business owners, encouraging creativity and fostering innovation, and working aggressively to be on the forefront of the clean energy economy. We must be insistent on developing the emerging markets of clean energy, manufacturing, and technology which will encourage Washington’s economic success regionally, nationally, and globally."
  • Health and Family Planning
Excerpt: "I strongly support preserving a government-mandated social safety net for our underserved residents including family planning grants, medical care for disabled parents, funding for special education, and promoting sick and family leave for all Washingtonians. As a NARAL 100% Pro-Choice Candidate, I will stand up and defend our rights and freedoms for family planning measures, a woman’s right to choose, critical preventative care, and will fight any threat to our progress or erosion of our rights."
  • K-12 Education
Excerpt: "I went to public schools in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline, and attended the University of Washington. My children will go to our neighborhood schools. I am an ardent believer in public education...If elected to represent the 46th District, I will fight to fundamentally change the way we fund education in Washington by helping people connect to the political process, and ensuring that government is accountable and efficient."
  • Higher Education
Excerpt: "All students deserve access to a well-rounded education, but young people currently face major economic barriers to achieving their goals. It is time to start thinking more creatively and strategically about our higher education funding. If elected, I will oppose cuts to funding for higher education at all levels, and will make this a priority in my first term."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Jessyn Farrell (D) and Branden Curtis (R) were unopposed in the primary. Farrell defeated Curtis in the general election.[2][3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell Incumbent 82.3% 42,004
     Republican Branden Curtis 17.7% 9,012
Total Votes 51,016


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farrell won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 46b. Farrell advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Sarajane Siegfriedt (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 63.8% 40,228
     Democratic Sarajane Siegfriedt 36.2% 22,838
Total Votes 63,066
Washington State House of Representatives, District 46b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 30% 10,560
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarajane Siegfriedt 22.2% 7,823
     Republican Scott M. Hodges 17.8% 6,271
     Democratic Shelly Crocker 15.8% 5,571
     Democratic Dusty Hoerler 12.3% 4,350
     Independent Stan Lippman 1.9% 656
Total Votes 35,231

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]

Comprehensive donor information for Farrell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Farrell raised a total of $107,342 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Jessyn Farrell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 46 Won $107,342
Grand Total Raised $107,342


Farrell won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Farrell raised a total of $107,342.



In 2012, Farrell’s endorsements included the following:

  • The Seattle Times[9]


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[11] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[11] Farrell missed 40 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.


Farrell has a husband, Tim, and two children.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 46
Succeeded by