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

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Proud to support legislation that will strengthen America’s workforce development system and take strides to close the digital divide in our region.

The House passed the 19th Amendment 103 years ago today, granting women the right to vote. Now, the right to vote is under attack.

The John Lewis VRAA failed to pass the Senate, but we can't give up our fight.

The current baby formula shortage is unacceptable. I've supported two critical bills to get shelves restocked and ensure parents and caretakers can access the nutrition resources they need.