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Meet Jesse

Elected to the Washington State Senate in 2018, Senator Jesse Salomon has demonstrated leadership, energy and compassion as he represents 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 of families, the environment, youth and children, and campaign finance reform.

 

In the legislature, Jesse is the Vice Chair of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Parks and Water Committee. Jesse also serves on the Housing and Local Government Committee and the Law and Justice Committee.

 

In his first two years in the senate, Jesse prime-sponsored and passed legislation that:

  • Closes the educational gender opportunity gap

  • Fights hate and bias-based crimes

  • Prevents foreign interference in our elections

  • Bans fracking for natural gas

  • Protects salmon habitat

 

Jesse also secured funding for:

  • Our local parks

  • Salmon restoration at Edmonds Marsh 

  • 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 

  • Salmon hatcheries on the Green and the Cowlitz Rivers

  • A study to justify insurance coverage for nature/ wilderness based mental health programs

 

During the 2020 legislative session, Jesse helped pass a bipartisan Coronavirus response bill that authorized significantly more money for public health efforts, testing and health care related to the outbreak.

 

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 background to personally understand neighborhood issues and best represent the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, NW Seattle, Shoreline, and Woodway.

 

Jesse worked for 15 years as a public defense attorney. His experience representing thousands of clients, conducting the defense in numerous jury trials, working in local jails and, at the start of his legal career, serving as a prosecutor, has given him a unique set of experiences that informs his work in the legislature on crime and law.

Jesse serves on these state-wide boards and task forces:

  • Marine Resources Advisory Committee to combat the effects of climate change and ocean acidification

  • Hate Crimes Task Force to root out and combat racism, homophobia and related bias crimes and incidents

  • Joint committee on water supply during drought and the water resource mitigation task force

 

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. 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 Shoreline!

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