Derek Kilmer

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Meet Derek

Derek understands the struggles middle-class families are going through because he’s lived through them. The son of two public school teachers, Derek was raised in Port Angeles during a time of high unemployment on the Olympic Peninsula. As the timber industry declined and local businesses closed, Derek watched as his friends’ parents lost their jobs and their ability to support their families.

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“Are we really to the point where we're going to let mothers die⁠?⁠"

Working everyday to create more economic opportunity for more people in more places

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Our military women and men put their lives at risk to fight to uphold the pillars of our democracy. Now, it's time we return the favor by upholding the fundamental right to health care that all Americans deserve.

President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law – which includes the RECOMPETE Act that I introduced last year. Ensuring that ALL folks have economic opportunity is the foundation for long-term success.

Justice Thomas said #SCOTUS should "reconsider" prior decisions protecting the right to contraception and same-sex marriage. In response to this, I voted the Right to Contraception Act and the Respect for Marriage Act through the House.