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|Washington House of Representatives, District 46b|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Lake Forest Park and Shoreline public schools|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
|J.D.||Boston College Law School|
|Place of birth||Lake City, WA|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
Farrell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 46b, General Election, 2012|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2012, Farrell’s endorsements included the following:
- The Seattle Times
Farrell has a husband, Tim, and two children.
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- Office website
- House page
- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook Page
- Project Vote Smart profile
- The Seattle Times Endorsement
- Jessyn Farrell, "On The Issues," accessed August 2, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- The Seattle Times, "The Times endorses Jessyn Farrell for the 46th District," July 22, 2012
- Jessyn Farrell, "Just the Facts," accessed August 2, 2012
Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 46
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