Bill Driscoll

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Bill Driscoll
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 6
Master'sNorthwestern University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
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Bill Driscoll was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Washington. He lost in the general election.[1]


Driscoll served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and then volunteered for two tours of duty, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He completed US Army Ranger and Airbourne Schools at Fort Benning and the Marine Corps Winter Warfare School in Bridgeport, California. He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.[2]


Driscoll outlined his campaign platform:[3] "*People, not government, create jobs. We must rebuild our local economy by encouraging small businesses, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and increasing exports.

  • The national debt and the federal budget deficit pose a real threat to America’s future. Through inaction we can do more harm to our country than any terrorist or foreign government can.
  • The United States needs a more cautious foreign policy that does not casually risk American lives. We must also preserve a strong national defense and honor the promises we’ve made to our veterans.



See also: Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Driscoll ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 6th District. He and Derek Kilmer (D) advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, defeating Jesse L. Young (R), David Eichner (R), Doug Cloud (R), Stephan Andrew Brodhead (R), and Eric G. Arentz Jr. (I). They faced off again in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6] Kilmer won.[1]

U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Kilmer 59% 186,661
     Republican Bill Driscoll 41% 129,725
Total Votes 316,386
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 6 Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Kilmer (D) 53.4% 86,436
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Driscoll (R) 18.3% 29,602
Jesse Young (R) 11.2% 18,075
Doug Cloud (R) 8.8% 14,267
David (Ike) Eichner (R) 4.9% 7,966
Eric G. Arentz Jr. (I) 2.5% 4,101
Stephan Andrew Brodhead(R) 0.9% 1,387
Total Votes 161,834

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Breakdown of the source of Driscoll's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Driscoll lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Driscoll's campaign committee raised a total of $1,826,276 and spent $1,827,361.[7]

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Driscoll is married with two children.[8]

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