OLYMPIA — Logan Christy, a freshman at Bothell High School, served as a page with the Washington State Senate the week of April 10. Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) sponsored his week at the Legislature. The page program offers a week of interactive learning about how state government works. Pages get to witness committee hearings, sit in on floor debates, and deliver materials for Senate staff. Christy applied to the program because his brother mentioned it to him after going on a field trip here. “My brother went on a field trip here and he introduced it to me, and I thought it would sound interesting to learn about the legislation under discussion.” Christy’s favorite part is being on the Senate floor and watching the ...Read More
About Sen. Stanford
Sen. Derek Stanford, who has been a member of the Senate since 2019, serves as Leadership Liaison to Tribal Nations for the Senate Democrats and chairs the Senate Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee.
Stanford served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2011-2019, where he was the chair of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee.
Outside the Senate, Stanford runs a small business specializing in analytics solutions and statistical consulting. Previously, he has served as director of analytics at companies specializing in fraud detection and customer insights. He has also worked as a research scientist at a software company, where he served as principal investigator on a research project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
Stanford earned a PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington, following an MS in Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Read Sen. Stanford’s full biography here.
Sen. Stanford in the News
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