Senator Joe Fain represents the 47th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Fain has been serving South King County residents for more than a decade.
Senator Fain was first elected to the state Senate in 2010 and was re-elected to a second term in 2014. He is a member of the Ways and Means, Early Learning and K-12 Education, Health Care, Financial Institutions & Insurance and Rules committees. Fain also serves on the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee. He is also a member of Senate Leadership as Majority Floor Leader.
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 a deputy prosecuting attorney in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. In 2008 he sponsored a countywide 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, son Moxon and dog Waffles.