Senator Jesse Salomon

32nd Legislative District

State Senator Jesse Salomon (D-32)

Elected to the Washington State Senate in 2018, Sen. Jesse Salomon has demonstrated leadership, energy, and compassion in representing Washington’s 32nd Legislative District, which includes Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Northwest Seattle.

Through his advocacy and legislative work, Jesse has become known as a champion for the environment, youth and children, behavioral health, and affordable housing.

In recent sessions, he has sponsored legislation to protect victims of domestic violence, encourage the creation of affordable housing, require waiting periods and training requirements for gun purchases, protect salmon, restore salmon habitats, and utilize psilocybin in the treatment of mental health.

Jesse serves on four Senate committees: Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (Vice Chair), Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs (Vice Chair), Law & Justice, and Rules.

As a Senator, Jesse has supported legislation related to:

  • Addressing Washington’s affordable housing crisis
  • Expanding access to mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Protecting our salmon habitats and shoreline.
  • Fighting hate and bias-based crimes

Jesse has also secured funding for local priorities, including:

  • $2 million to provide housing for homeless students
  • The Edmonds Marsh project
  • $1.4 million to assist pregnant and new mothers in drug and alcohol recovery to unite them with their children and to prevent those children from having to enter the foster care system
  • Money for salmon hatcheries
  • Expansion of a center at the University of Washington to combat transnational environmental crimes

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Jesse served for seven years on the Shoreline City Council, including one year as deputy mayor. This city government experience has given him the knowledge to represent the cities of the 32nd.

Jesse is a licensed attorney, a former public defender and prosecutor. His 15 years of experience, serving as lead counsel in approximately 40 jury trials, has given him a comprehensive view of the legal system which informs his work on the Senate Law & Justice committee.

Jesse chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought and serves on the following boards and task forces:

  • Council of State Governments Legislative Council on River Governance
  • Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee
  • Marine Resources Advisory Council

Previously, Jesse has served in many volunteer capacities, including as a:

  • Member of King County’s Best Start for Kids Advisory Board
  • Planning Commissioner
  • Board member of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association

Jesse graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and Western Washington University (Dean’s List). An avid hiker, fisher, snowboarder and boater, Jesse loves to spend spare time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

Jesse lives with his family in his favorite city: Shoreline!


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