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}}{{tnr}}'''Derek Kilmer''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Washington]]. Kilmer represents [[Washington's 6th congressional district]] and was first elected to the 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.
  
He was previously a member of the [[Washington State Senate]]. He represented District 26 from 2007-2013.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/WA/house ''CNN'' "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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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>
  
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==Career==
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*1999-2002 : Management Consultant for McKinsey and Co.
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*2002-present : Vice President of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Washington District 6 Open
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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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|votes7= 1387
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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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==Analysis==
 
==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===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034453&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kilmer (D-WA), 2011"]</ref>
 
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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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
===Freedom Institute===
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::''See also: [[Freedom Institute's Big Spender List]]''
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::''See also: [[Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List]]''
The Freedom Institute 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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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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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 Institute’s 2012 Big Spender List.<ref>[http://www.changewa.com/ofm-i-960-senate/ Freedom Institute's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees]</ref>
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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>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==

Revision as of 10:59, 15 July 2013

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

[1]

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
[9]

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

Derek Kilmer 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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Preceded by
Norm Dicks
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 6
2013-Present
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Washington Senate District 26
2007-2013
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Washington State House
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