Rep. Drew Stokesbary was born and raised in Washington state. He spent his childhood growing up in the shadow of Mt. Rainier and graduated from a local public high school.
He studied Economics and Mathematics at Duke University before returning home to Washington. He married his wife Ashley, moved to Auburn, and helped re-elect Rob McKenna as our attorney general. He and Ashley then moved to the midwest where Drew attended law school at the University of Notre Dame and graduated cum laude. After law school, Drew and Ashley returned home to Auburn and Drew spent several years working as policy aide for a King County Councilmember.
Drew was elected to his first term in the State House of Representatives in 2014. In the Legislature, he serves on three standing committees: Appropriations (responsible for spending bills and the state operating budget), Finance (responsible for state tax policy), and Judiciary (responsible for a variety of civil and criminal legal issues). He’s also been appointed to several independent committees, including the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (responsible for examining the effectiveness of tax preferences) and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy (responsible for monitoring the impact of trade agreements on Washington state laws).
Outside of the Legislature, Drew is a practicing attorney. He is the managing member of Stokesbary PLLC, a boutique law firm in Sumner that provides business law, tax, and real estate counsel to companies around the Puget Sound region. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Auburn Valley YMCA, the Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, and the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership.
Drew and Ashley have been married for 8 years, and they have two young sons, Jack (age 2) and Eli (4 months), and a rather overweight golden retriever named Charlie. When they’re not working, they enjoy hiking and camping throughout Washington.