Elected Experience: 11th District State Representative: 8 years
Other Professional Experience: Washington State Labor Council, VP; Teamsters Local 174: Secretary/Treasurer, 9 years, member, 32 yrs; ATU member (Metro Route 111 Operator); King County Labor Council Board, 7 yrs; Operating Engineer, 7 yrs
Education: UofW, Evans School of Public Affairs: Master of Public Administration; Antioch University Seattle: Labor Studies, & Organizational and Social Change, BA; Operating Engineers, Journey-level; Seattle Central Community College, Information Technology; Shoreline Community College: Labor Studies AA degree; Cleveland HS Seattle
Community Service: Boardmember: UofW Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Japanese American Citizens League, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Center for Social Justice
Statement: Bob Hasegawa is a longtime labor, civil rights, and social justice activist and effective advocate for our district in the legislature.
Bob fights for family wage jobs and equity of opportunity for all of us, especially our children. He leads with his vision of social and economic justice, and works hard every day to achieve that future we all want for our children. That’s why one of his legislative priorities is to create a publicly owned state bank. Like the savings account his grandpa said to put dime into every day, our state bank will grow and work for us. Invest in Washington, not Wall Street! (www.bobhasegawa.com)
After his parents passed on, Bob sold his home in the Renton Maplewood Heights area and returned to his childhood home on Beacon Hill. Bob’s a lifelong 11th District resident and knows our entire District. He understands what’s important to us, and fights for us in the legislature. Bob reflects our community’s strong work ethic, integrity and principles.
“In the Senate, I will leverage my legislative experience to build a state that we all want for our grandchildren’s children. Thank you for your confidence in me to represent you in Olympia.” –Bob Hasegawa