State Representative JD Rossetti Talks About His Work at the Capitol

State Rep. JD Rossetti enjoys his work at the Capitol building. His day usually begins before 8 a.m. with a great cup of coffee. The WSU-Vancouver graduate starts the day by checking his calendar to see if important meetings are coming up.

“In the Capitol Building, lawmakers are on the go constantly,” Justin JD Rossetti tells us.

Rossetti represents Lewis County’s 19th Legislative District, which encompasses parts of Winlock, Napavine, and the Boistfort Valley west of Highway 603 and south of State Route 6. His district is located from Aberdeen to Longview and he represents these people with great pride.

Today, Rossetti’s legislative program includes a committee hearing, caucus, a quick conversation concerning the Chehalis River Basin to discuss scheduling and a timescale, and a chat with a car industry executive, followed by visits with constituents and their bills of interest.

Rossetti, D-Longview was well aware of what he was getting himself into before joining the ranks of Washington state legislators.

“It’s a hectic job but so rewarding,” says Justin JD Rossetti.

He previously interned for former Sen. Brian Hatfield and worked as an aide to Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen. After being assigned to a seat previously held by fellow 19th District Democrat Dean Takko in October, he now has his own office.

When Hatfield left to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, county commissioners chose Takko to fill Hatfield’s Senate seat, allowing Rossetti to move to the House of Representatives.

Justin JD Rossetti has this to say: “Serving Americans is an amazing job that I do not take for granted.”

Rep. JD Rossetti (D-Longview) is a small business owner, school board director and youth baseball coach who lives in Longview with his wife and three boys.