On Tuesday, November 6, the voters of Washington’s 6th Congressional District overwhelmingly elected State Senator Derek Kilmer as their new Congressman.
As of noon of November 8, the most recent tally had Senator Kilmer receiving 133,034 votes, or a 58.77% share of the counted ballots.
In his election night statement, Senator Kilmer said:
Tonight’s results show that folks want a congressman who understands what struggling middle-class families and small businesses are going through and who will cut through the partisan gridlock to deliver real results to help them. I’m honored by their confidence in me to make that happen. We need to get people back to work and get Congress back to work, too.
Over the past few months, our campaign has been spreading its message of economic development, bipartisan collaboration, and standing up for our communities’ values through a series of TV messages.
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The newspapers the voters of Washington’s 6th Congressional District trust agree that Derek Kilmer is the right choice for Congress.
The Seattle Times, The News Tribune, The Kitsap Sun, The Daily World, and The North Kitsap Herald all independently engaged in vigorous vetting and interview processes with both Derek Kilmer and his opponent — and, after deliberation, the leadership of all four newspapers agreed that Derek Kilmer is the best man for the job.
On October 3, The Seattle Times announced its endorsement: “Kilmer does have a political record, and it is one of the better ones in Olympia. His business-friendly approach and legislative style is just what is needed in Congress.” Read More
A couple weeks ago, President Bill Clinton energized millions by delivering a stirring speech about the challenges facing our country.
This weekend, President Clinton came to Washington State, and while he was in town, appealed to the voters of Washington to elect Derek Kilmer as the next Congressman from the 6th Congressional District.
On Saturday, Clinton shared some of his time with a gathering of Team Kilmer supporters. While visiting with the group, he thanked Derek for spending the summer of 1995 interning in his Office of Domestic Policy and told everyone in attendance how proud he was of the leader Derek Kilmer had become.
President Clinton then spoke at a gathering of over 3,000 supporters of Jay Inslee at the Seattle Convention Center.
While at that event, he had some very nice words for Derek, as well.
“If you really think the economy is the biggest issue in the country, it’s not a close case,” said Clinton. “There are hardly any candidates anywhere in the United States who have better records at actually doing the kind of creative cooperation it takes to create jobs instead of just bloviating about it.”
Major General Timothy Lowenberg, the recently retired Adjutant General of Washington, has announced that he has endorsed Derek Kilmer for Congress. Major General Lowenberg has never publicly endorsed a political candidate prior to his endorsement of State Senator Kilmer, the Democratic candidate to succeed Norm Dicks as the representative of Washington’s 6th Congressional District.
From 1999 to his retirement in July 2012, Major General Lowenberg commanded Washington’s Army and Air National Guard forces and was Director of the State’s Emergency Management and Enhanced 911 programs.
Major General Lowenberg has also agreed to become the Chairman of Veterans for Kilmer, the Kilmer campaign’s new service members advisory and support group, and co-host a tour of veterans meetings and roundtables across the district with Senator Kilmer.