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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Derek, listening to constituents talk about reproductive rights Watch the Video

“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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Happy #NationalNursesDay! Nurses work around the clock to keep our communities safe. It's important to recognize their patriotism and selflessness — and show solidarity when they fight for better pay and respect on the job. I hope you take time to thank a nurse today!

Happy Star Wars Day! The Washington Post named me the biggest Star Wars nerd in Congress. And although I might push back on the "nerd" bit, I WAS excited to meet Mark Hamill a couple years ago. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Remember to thank a teacher today!

As the son of two public school teachers, I am deeply and personally grateful for the work that our educators put in every single day. I'll never stop fighting for our teachers in Congress. #NationalTeacherAppreciationDay