OLYMPIA — After 16 years of service in the Washington State Legislature, ...Read More
State Senator Christine Rolfes represents the 23rd Legislative District on the Kitsap Peninsula, which includes the communities of Hansville, Kingston, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, and Bremerton. As the chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee since 2018, Christine has been responsible for leading the development of the state’s biennial operating budget. Under her leadership, the Legislature has consistently delivered a four-year balanced budget on-time, setting billions aside in strategic reserves, and making historic investments in environmental restoration, behavioral health improvements, and public education. Since August of 2019, Washington has maintained its highest bond ratings in state history (AAA) from Moody’s Investor Services.
Before becoming a state legislator, Christine served two terms on the Bainbridge Island City Council and worked for the Kitsap County Department of Community Development and the U. S. Agency for International Development. Christine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in public administration from the University of Washington. She and her husband Leonard raised their young adult daughters in a historic farmhouse on Bainbridge Island, where the family still lives with their small flock of chickens and indoor pet rabbit.
Read Sen. Rolfes’ full biography here.