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  |Name = Derek Kilmer  
 
  |Name = Derek Kilmer  
 
  |Profile picture = kilmer_derek.jpg  
 
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  |Position = Washington State Senate District 26
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  |Position = U.S. House, Washington, District 6
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
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  |Tenure = January 3, 2013-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = January 3, 2015
  |Assumed office = 2007
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  |Assumed office = 2013
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Democratic
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|Predecessor = [[Norm Dicks]] (D)
 
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  |Base salary = $42,106/year  
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  |Base salary = $174,000/year
  |Per diem = $90/day
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  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Washington State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = 2006
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  |First elected = 2012
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Washington State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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  |Next election = [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
  |Prior office = Washington State House of Representatives
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|Campiagn $=1873136
  |Prior office years = 2005-2007
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  |Prior office = Washington State Senate
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  |Prior office years = 2007-2013
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  |Prior office 2 = Washington State House of Representatives
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  |Place of birth = Olympic Peninsula, WA
 
  |Place of birth = Olympic Peninsula, WA
 
  |Profession = Vice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County
 
  |Profession = Vice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County
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|Net worth = $477,008
 
  |Religion = Methodist
 
  |Religion = Methodist
  |Office website = http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/senators/Pages/Kilmer.aspx
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  |Office website = http://kilmer.house.gov/
 
  |Campaign website = http://kilmerforcongress.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://kilmerforcongress.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Derek Kilmer''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Washington State Senate]]. He has represented District 26 since 2007. He is running for U.S. House in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Derek Kilmer''' (b. January 1, 1974) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Washington's 6th congressional district]]. Kilmer was first elected in 2012 and is currently serving his first term.
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Kilmer {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Washington's 6th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Prior to his election in the [[United States House of Representatives]] Kilmer served as a a member of both the [[Washington State Senate]] and the [[Washington House of Representatives]].<ref name="bio1">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/washington-6th-house-district-20121102]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Kilmer is a former business consultant for McKinsey and Company. He currently works as a business retention manager for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51516 Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kilmer]</ref>
 
Kilmer is a former business consultant for McKinsey and Company. He currently works as a business retention manager for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51516 Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kilmer]</ref>
  
==Committee assignments==
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==Career==
===2011-2012===
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*1999-2002 : Management Consultant for McKinsey and Co.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilmer has been appointed to the following committees:
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*2002-present : Vice President of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
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<ref name="bio1"/>
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Kilmer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
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**Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
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**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
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**Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
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===Washington Senate===
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====2011-2012====
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilmer served on the following committees:
 
* [[Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Committee, Washington State Senate]]
 
* [[Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Committee, Washington State Senate]]
 
* [[Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, Washington State Senate]]
 
* [[Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, Washington State Senate]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
Kilmer is running for U.S. House in 2012, representing [[Washington's 6th congressional district]]. He is running as a Democrat and will face [[Jesse L. Young]] (R), [[Bill Driscoll]] (R), [[David Eichner]] (R), [[Doug Cloud]] (R), [[Stephan Andrew Brodhead]] (R), and [[Eric G. Arentz Jr.]] (I) in the August 7 primary.<ref name="sos"><ref>[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref> The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will go on the general election ballot.<ref>http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>He won the primary and moves on to the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WA_US_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Primary Results]</ref>
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Kilmer won election to the U.S. House in 2012, representing [[Washington's 6th congressional district]].<ref name="cnnr"/> He and [[Bill Driscoll]] (R) advanced past the August 7, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Jesse L. Young]] (R), [[David Eichner]] (R), [[Doug Cloud]] (R), [[Stephan Andrew Brodhead]] (R), and [[Eric G. Arentz Jr.]] (I).  They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WA_US_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Primary Results]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Washington District 6 Open
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|party=
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|winner1 = Derek Kilmer (D)
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|Inc1 = N
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|winner2 = Bill Driscoll (R)
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|candidate3 = Jesse Young (R)
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|candidate4= Doug Cloud (R)
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|candidate5= David (Ike) Eichner (R)
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|candidate6= Eric G. Arentz Jr. (I)
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|candidate7= Stephan Andrew Brodhead(R)
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|votes1= 86436
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|votes2= 29602
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|votes3= 18075
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|votes4= 14267
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|votes5= 7966
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|votes6= 4101
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}} <ref>[http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=705833 ''Our Campaigns'', "WA District 6 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Kilmer
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|year=2012
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034453&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Derek Kilmer," Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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===2012===
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[[File:Kilmer 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kilmer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Kilmer won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Kilmer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,873,136 and spent $1,706,202 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034453&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Kilmer Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 6th District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $1,873,136
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|total spent = $1,706,202
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|opponent raised = $1,826,276
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|opponent spent = $1,827,361
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|org1 = Microsoft Corp
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|org2 = McKinsey & Co
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|org3 = University of Washington
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|org4 = National Education Assn
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|org5 = Comcast Corp
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|orgdonor1 = $29,250
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|orgdonor2 = $17,000
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|orgdonor3 = $16,000
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|orgdonor4 = $15,200
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|orgdonor5 = $13,000
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Health Professionals
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|inddonor1 = $86,719
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|inddonor2 = $79,074
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|inddonor3 = $70,000
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|inddonor4 = $68,200
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|inddonor5 = $61,300
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Kilmer received $309,222 in campaign donations.  The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Kilmer received $309,222 in campaign donations.  The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kilmer is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democratic follower]]" as of July 4, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400222 ''Gov Track'' "Derek Kilmer," Accessed July 4, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Kilmer missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/derek_kilmer/412583 ''GovTrack,'' "Derek Kilmer," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kilmer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $233,016 and $721,000. That averages to $477,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034453&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kilmer (D-WA), 2011"]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Derek Kilmer
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=92.1%
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|rank=136
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|total=201
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|year=July 2013
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|DHouse=Y
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
 
Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
 
Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
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==Scorecards==
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===Freedom Foundation===
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::''See also: [[Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List]]''
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The Freedom Foundation releases its '''Big Spender List''' annually.  The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases.  To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. <ref name="bigspender">[http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/causes/page/big-spender-list Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List]</ref>
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====2012====
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Kilmer proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $17 million, tied for the 30th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 [[Washington State Senate|Washington state senators]] on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.<ref>[http://www.changewa.com/ofm-i-960-senate/ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Derek + Kilmer + Washington + Senate'''"
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Derek+Kilmer+Washington+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Derek Kilmer News Feed</rss>
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://kilmerforcongress.com/ Derek Kilmer for Congress campaign website]
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*[http://kilmerforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
*[http://vote.wa.gov/elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=37&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All General election results, 2010]
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*[http://kilmer.house.gov/ U.S. House website]
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/senators/Pages/kilmer.aspx Derek Kilmer on the Washington State Senate website]
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* [http://www.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/Kilmer/ Kilmer state-sponsored website]
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* [http://www.sdcc.us/index.php?page=display&id=143&r=13 Biography] at the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=51516 Legislative profile of Kilmer on Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.washingtonvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2009&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10947&Keywords=&op=Search Profile] at Washington Votes
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51516 Biographical profile of Kilmer on Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.sdcc.us/index.php?page=display&id=143&r=13 Biography of Derek Kilmer provided by the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98079 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90089 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=70010 2004]
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*[http://www.derekkilmer.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://www.washingtonvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2009&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10947&Keywords=&op=Search Washington Votes profile of Kilmer]
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Derek Kilmer
Kilmer derek.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNorm Dicks (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State Senate
2007-2013
Washington State House of Representatives
2005-2007
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sUniversity of Oxford
Ph.D.University of Oxford
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1974
Place of birthOlympic Peninsula, WA
ProfessionVice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County
Net worth$477,008
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Derek Kilmer (b. January 1, 1974) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 6th congressional district. Kilmer was first elected in 2012 and is currently serving his first term.

Kilmer is running for re-election in Washington's 6th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his election in the United States House of Representatives Kilmer served as a a member of both the Washington State Senate and the Washington House of Representatives.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kilmer is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

From 2005 to 2007, Kilmer served in the Washington State House of Representatives.[2]

Kilmer earned his certificate in American Studies from Princeton University. He went on to earn his BA in Public Affairs from Princeton. He then received his MA in Economic Development Policy followed by his PhD in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford.

Kilmer is a former business consultant for McKinsey and Company. He currently works as a business retention manager for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.[3]

Career

  • 1999-2002 : Management Consultant for McKinsey and Co.
  • 2002-present : Vice President of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County

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U.S. House

2013-2014

Kilmer serves on the following committees:[4]

Washington Senate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilmer served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Kilmer won election to the U.S. House in 2012, representing Washington's 6th congressional district.[5] He and Bill Driscoll (R) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Jesse L. Young (R), David Eichner (R), Doug Cloud (R), Stephan Andrew Brodhead (R), and Eric G. Arentz Jr. (I). They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

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 Open 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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2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Derek Kilmer ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 26. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 17, 2010. He defeated Marty McClendon (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[10][11]

Washington State Senate, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Kilmer (D) 33,090 58.81%
Marty McClendon (R) 23,179 41.19%
Washington State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Kilmer (D) 18,949 55.92%
Green check mark transparent.png Marty McClendon (R) 12,696 37.47%
Kristine Danielson 2,238 6.61%

2006

In November 2006, Kilmer was re-elected for the 26th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 28,341 votes.

Kilmer raised $483,055 for his campaign.[12]

Washington State Senate, District 26 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Kilmer (D) 28,341
James Hines (R) 18,924

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kilmer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kilmer raised a total of $1,873,136 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[13]

Derek Kilmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 6) Won $1,873,136
Grand Total Raised $1,873,136

2012

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

Kilmer won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Kilmer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,873,136 and spent $1,706,202 .[14]

2010

In 2010, Kilmer received $309,222 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[15]

Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Derek Kilmer's campaign in 2010
Puget Sound Energy$3,200
Washington Restaurant Association$2,400
Washington Beverage Association$2,400
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association$2,400
Washington Chiropractic Trust$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $309,222

2006

In 2006, Kilmer collected $483,055 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [16]

Donor Amount
Washington State Democratic Party $50,966
Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE $43,875
26th District Democrats $24,000
Friends of Derek Kilmer 2006 $21,354

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kilmer is a "centrist Democratic follower" as of July 4, 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Kilmer missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kilmer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $233,016 and $721,000. That averages to $477,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[19]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Derek Kilmer has voted with the Democratic Party 92.1% of the time, which ranked 136 among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.[20]

Personal

Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.

Scorecards

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [21]

2012

Kilmer proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $17 million, tied for the 30th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[22]

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Norm Dicks
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 6
2013-Present
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Suzanne Bonamici (D)
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Washington Senate District 26
2007-2013
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Washington State House
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