Derek Kilmer

Providing Top-Notch Educational Opportunities

As the son of two public school teachers, the dad of two little girls, and a former community college trustee, Derek Kilmer believes all students should be able to access a quality education. 

Derek has sponsored legislation to improve federal support of career and technical education in our K-12 schools, to expand access to computer science education, and to provide financial assistance to folks who become teachers.

Derek has received honorary degrees from Tacoma Community College and from the University of Puget Sound for his work to improve financial aid opportunities for college students and for his efforts to promote life-long learning.