Elected Experience: 19th District State Senator (2006-present); Coastal Caucus Chair (2007-present); 19th District State Representative (1994-2004); House Majority Floor Leader (2001-2004)
Other Professional Experience: Economic Development Specialist, Satsop PDA (2007); Legislative & Community Liaison, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen (2004-2006); Western Legislative Forestry Task Force (2000-2004); Legislative Assistant to State Senators Arlie DeJarnatt and Sid Snyder (1989-1994)
Education: BA - Public Administration, Washington State University - cum laude 1989; AA - Grays Harbor College 1987; Raymond High School 1985
Community Service: Co-Chair, Governor's Prayer Breakfast; past service on Coastal and Lower Columbia CAPs; Raymond Elks and Kiawanis; 4th generation district resident, widowed with two children
Statement: Let’s keep Brian Hatfield’s energy, experience and effectiveness working for us!
Prior to joining the Senate in 2006, Hatfield served the 19th District in the House of Representatives for ten years, and was twice elected Majority Floor Leader by his caucus peers. Senator Hatfield now serves as Chairman of the Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. He also has seats on the Economic Development, Trade and Innovation Committee as well as the powerful, Ways and Means Committee. Hatfield chairs the Legislature’s Coastal Caucus and serves on our state’s Community Economic Revitalization Board.
A moderate, Hatfield respects and listens to all viewpoints and has worked well with both parties in Olympia. This common sense approach has provided real results for all of us here at home. Brian prime-sponsored the first, bi-partisan reform of our state’s renewable energy initiative… …recognizing legacy biomass and bolstering jobs at places like Weyerhaeuser and Longview Fibre. Hatfield’s staunch support of agriculture and rural communities, earned him the Legislator Of The Year award from the Washington State Farm Bureau. Early endorsements include: Hunters Heritage Council and the Coalition of Coastal Fisherman.
Brian Hatfield is a leader who listens, and a Senator we can count on.