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
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.
State Senator Derek Kilmer was recognized today by a local green technology company that credits his hard work for allowing them to bring dozens of family-wage manufacturing jobs from Canada and Mexico to Tacoma.
Senator Kilmer, who is endorsed by Rep. Norm Dicks to succeed him as WA’s 6th Congressional District representative, was honored at a ceremony held by Greenwood Clean Energy and attended by Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland to commemorate the return of Greenwood’s manufacturing jobs to Washington and the certification of Greenwood’s residential wood boiler product line in Washington.
Greenwood credits Senator Kilmer for facilitating the certification of their energy-efficient wood boiler in Washington state, which was the only state nationwide where residential wood boilers were not allowed to be sold. Currently, Greenwood has moved its manufacturing operation to Tacoma, where it now has 16 employees. It expects to soon double that number due to the certification.Read More