Derek Kilmer


2020 EndorsementsJuly 12, 2019

Clallam/Jefferson County

Greg Brotherton, Jefferson County Commissioner
Mike Chapman, 24th LD State Representative
Kate Dean, Jefferson County Commissioner
Mark Ozias, Clallam County Commissioner
David Sullivan, Jefferson County Commissioner
Steve Tharinger, 24th LD State Representative
Kevin Van de Wege, 24th LD State Senator

Grays Harbor County

Brian Blake, 19th LD State Representative
Erik Larson, Aberdeen Mayor
Vini Samuel, Montesano Mayor
Dean Takko, 19th LD State Senator

Kitsap County

Sherry Appleton, 23rd LD State Representative
Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Commissioner
Rob Gelder, Kitsap County Commissioner
Drew Hansen, 23rd LD State Representative
Kol Medina, Bainbridge Island Mayor
Emily Randall, 26th LD State Senator
Christine Rolfes, 23rd LD State Senator
Greg Wheeler, Bremerton Mayor

Pierce County

Marty Campbell, Pierce County Council
Jeannie Darneille, 27th LD State Senator
Jake Fey, 27th LD State Representative
Laurie Jinkins, 27th LD State Representative
Christine Kilduff, 28th LD State Representative
Steve Kirby, 29th LD State Representative
Connie Ladenburg, Pierce County Council
Mari Leavitt, 28th LD State Representative
Melanie Morgan, 29th LD State Representative
Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Mayor
Derek Young, Pierce County Council

A Victory for National Oceans Month!June 18, 2019

I’m proud to share some exciting news! This month, nearly 400 Members of Congress voted to pass a bill I authored to help combat ocean acidification! The bill, along with three others that passed the House this month, is great news for the oceans and the Pacific Northwest!

June is National Oceans Month, an occasion to raise awareness of the crucial role that our oceans play. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we know our oceans are vital to our environment, economy, and our way of life.

We have a responsibility to protect our environment from the impacts of climate change. And one of the most distressing effects of climate change in our region has been the changing chemistry of our oceans.

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Remembering Those Who SacrificedMay 27, 2019

Earlier today, I stood on the decks of the USS Turner Joy in Bremerton and joined others in observance of Memorial Day. It’s a ceremony I attend nearly every year, and the Navy League always does an outstanding job. 

Last year was a rare year in which I missed the ceremony. One year ago, I was invited to join a delegation of American leaders to participate in a Memorial Day commemoration at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France.

I was struck by a few things that day. 

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My trip to SelmaMarch 4, 2019

This past weekend, my daughter Sophie and I had the great honor of joining my colleague and friend John Lewis on a civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama. 

Perhaps the most powerful moment of the trip was standing on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, hearing Mr. Lewis tell the story of a march he led across that bridge fifty-four years ago.  Their goal that day was to highlight the cause of civil rights – and specifically for the rights of African Americans to vote. The group was stopped on that bridge and met with violence. The marchers were beaten and bloodied — sprayed with tear gas, beaten with clubs, trampled by horses — in their attempt to highlight the importance of one our most basic rights as American citizens: the right to vote.

This tragic event, known as Bloody Sunday, was one of many during the Civil Rights movement that led to the passage of one of the most significant pieces of legislation in the fight for equality: the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Veterans for Derek KilmerOctober 21, 2014

Watch our video: “Veterans for Derek Kilmer.”