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Senator Joe Fain represents the 47th Legislative District in the Washington Legislature.  A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Fain has been serving South King County residents for more than a decade.

In 2010 Fain was elected to the state Senate, where he serves on the TransportationEarly Learning and K-12 EducationFinancial Institutions, Housing and Insurance and Rules committees. Fain also serves as chair of the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.

Fain has quickly become a leader on transportation and education. He serves on the transportation budget-writing team and as the Senate Majority Floor Leader.

After only three years in office Fain has been widely recognized for his efforts on a variety of issues, including as an “Emerging Leader on Developmental Disabilities” by the ARC of King County’s Parent Coalition, as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, with the “Spirit of Community Award” from the Kent Parent Teacher Association, as “2012 Government Employee of the Year” by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, by the Children’s Alliance as a 2013 Legislative Champion, and by the Aerospace Futures Alliance as 2013 Legislator of the Year.

Fain is an active community member and serves on the board of directors for Auburn Youth Resources, the Auburn Public Schools Foundation, and the Highline Community College Foundation. He also was an award-winning high school swim coach for the Highline and Renton school districts.

Prior to his election Fain served more than a decade in local government, most recently as chief of staff for District 7 of the King County Council. In 2008 he sponsored a county-wide reform initiative, which passed overwhelmingly to make King County Council positions non-partisan.

Fain earned his juris doctorate and master of business administration degrees from Seattle University after graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He lives in Auburn with his wife Steffanie.

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Brandon Berend serves as page for Sen. Fain
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Brandon Berend serves as page for Sen. Fain
Brandon Berend, a student at Valley Christian School, spent the last week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Berend was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2015 legislative session. The Senate Page Program...
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Under a constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Joe Fain the public would have access to more information when voting on statewide initiatives. The Truth in Initiatives Amendment would require proposals to comply with Washington’s balanced budget requirement, clearly stating how to pay for proposals. “Our initiative process sometimes fails to...
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Derek Ralph serves as page for Senator Fain
Sen. Joe Fain with page Derek Ralph
Derek Ralph serves as page for Senator Fain
Derek Ralph, a student at Kentridge High School, spent the last week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Ralph was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the opening week of the 2015 legislative session. The Senate Page Program...
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Senator Joe Fain sworn in for second Senate term
Senator Joe Fain sworn in for second term
Senator Joe Fain sworn in for second Senate term
As state lawmakers gathered on the Capitol campus for the first day of the 2015 legislative session, Sen. Joe Fain was sworn in for a second term representing South King County’s 47th District following his reelection in 2014. “I appreciate that our community has entrusted me with the continued responsibility...
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