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  |Last election = [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $9.14
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2012
 
  |First elected = 2012
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary = August 5, 2014
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  |Next election = [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |Prior office = Washington State Senate
 
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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
  |Net worth = $477,008
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  |Net worth = $138,637
 
  |Religion = Methodist
 
  |Religion = Methodist
 
  |Office website = http://kilmer.house.gov/
 
  |Office website = http://kilmer.house.gov/
 
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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, in Olympic Pennisula, [[Washington|WA]]) 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 to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014|Washington's]] [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th District]].
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Prior to his election to the [[United States House of Representatives]], Kilmer served as 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 ''The National Journal'', "Derek Kilmer Biography," accessed July, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
From 2005 to 2007, Kilmer served in the [[Washington State House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Results.aspx?District=26 26th Legislative District Map]</ref>  
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From 2005 to 2007, Kilmer served in the [[Washington House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Results.aspx?District=26 26th Legislative District Map]</ref>  
  
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.
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Kilmer earned his certificate in American studies from Princeton University. He went on to earn his B.A. in public affairs from Princeton. He then received his M.A. 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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51516 Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kilmer]</ref>
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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>
  
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==Career==
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The following is an abbreviated list of Kilmer's professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000381 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Kilmer," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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*1999-2002: Management consultant for McKinsey and Co.
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*2002-2012: Vice-president of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County<ref name="bio1"/>
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*2013-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington
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==Committees==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
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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Kilmer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
 
**Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
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* [[Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Senate]], Vice Chair, Capital Budget Chair
 
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Senate]], Vice Chair, Capital Budget Chair
  
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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======NDAA======
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{{support vote}} Kilmer voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/51516/derek-kilmer?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UmAjrRCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Kilmer's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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======DHS Appropriations======
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{{oppose vote}} Kilmer voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
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{{Support vote}} Kilmer voted in support of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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======CISPA (2013)======
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{{support vote}} Kilmer voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Kilmer}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Kilmer}}
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======Government shutdown======
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act]]''
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{{oppose vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Kilmer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Kilmer voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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On his Facebook page, Kilmer said he would give up his pay "for the duration of a government shutdown. I am dead set against a shutdown because it will have serious effects on our economy and because many people rely on services provided by federal agencies. The fact that some in Congress would risk a shutdown in order to score political points demonstrates why Congress is currently held in lower regard than head lice."<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/ ''Washington Post'', "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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======Farm Bill======
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{oppose vote}}
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Kilmer voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/51516/derek-kilmer?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UmAk6BCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Kilmer on agriculture," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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======King Amendment======
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Kilmer signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King]]'s amendment out of the final Farm Bill.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/public-statement/806604/letter-to-ranking-member-collin-peterson-house-committee-on-agriculture-reject-rep-kings-provision-on-farm-bill#.UkBtzIakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013]</ref>  The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.<ref>[http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/17/king-farm-bill-amendment-angers-animal-advocates/ ''Time.com'', "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>.  King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for  egg-producing chickens.  King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.
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====Immigration====
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======Morton Memos Prohibition======
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{{Oppose vote}} Kilmer voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/51516/derek-kilmer?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UmAlMRCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Kilmer's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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======Repealing Obamacare======
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{{Oppose vote}} Kilmer has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/51516/derek-kilmer?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UmAlfBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Kilmer's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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======Abortion======
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{{Oppose vote}} Kilmer voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/51516/derek-kilmer?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UmAl9RCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Kilmer on abortion," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s060_030.gif|right|290px|thumb|Kilmer's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Kilmer is a '''Moderate Liberal Populist.''' Kilmer received a score of 57 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Kilmer|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Derek_Kilmer.htm ''On The Issues'', "Kilmer Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Kilmer {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014|Washington's]] [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th District]]. The primary election will be held August 5, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''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]].<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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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 [[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 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 ''Associated Press'', "Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=705833 ''Our Campaigns'', "WA District 6 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Washington State Senate elections, 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.<ref>[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=36&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS]</ref><ref>[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=37&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All Washington Legislature Official General Election Results]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=36&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All ''WA.gov'', "Washington Legislature Official primary results"]</ref><ref>[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=37&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All ''Wa.gov'', "Washington Legislature Official General Election Results"]</ref>
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
 
 
In November 2006, Kilmer was re-elected for the 26th District of the [[Washington State Senate]] receiving 28,341 votes.  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90089 ''Follow the Money's report on Kilmer's 2006 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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Kilmer raised $483,055 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90089 ''FollowtheMoney.org'' "Kilmer's 2006 campaign contributions'']</ref>
  
 
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===2014===
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{{Derek Kilmer 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Kilmer 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kilmer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Kilmer 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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 .<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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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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====Cost per vote====
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Kilmer spent $9.14 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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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>
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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 ''FollowtheMoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
  
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In 2006, Kilmer collected  $483,055 in donations.  
 
In 2006, Kilmer collected  $483,055 in donations.  
  
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90089 2006 contributors to Derek Kilmer]</ref>
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Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90089 ''FollowtheMoney.org'', "2006 contributors to Derek Kilmer"]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Kilmer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $57,143 to $220,131. That averages to '''$138,637''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Kilmer ranked as the 371st most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034453&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Kilmer, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2011 and 2012, Kilmer‘s calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased by an average of 55 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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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 ''GovTrack'', "Derek Kilmer," accessed July 4, 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412583_Derek_Kilmer ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Derek Kilmer," accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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Kilmer most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Steve Israel]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Kilmer least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Barrow]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/derek_kilmer/412583 ''GovTrack,'' "Derek Kilmer," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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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 percent, which is better than the median of 2.2 percent 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>
  
===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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034453&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kilmer (D-WA), 2011"]</ref>
 
  
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Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
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===Scorecards===
 
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====Freedom Foundation====
==Scorecards==
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===Freedom Foundation===
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::''See also: [[Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List]]''
 
::''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. <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'', "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 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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=====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'', "2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees"]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard]]
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{{2012 Washington Freedom Foundation Scorecard Writeup|Name=Kilmer}}
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Derek and his wife, Jennifer, live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Washington's 6th Congressional District]]
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*[[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Washington]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://kilmerforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://kilmerforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://kilmer.house.gov/ U.S. House website]
 
*[http://kilmer.house.gov/ U.S. House website]
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*[http://vote-wa.org/Intro.aspx?State=WA&Id=WAKilmerDerek Profile by Vote-USA]
 
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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.sdcc.us/index.php?page=display&id=143&r=13 Biography] at the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
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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
Cost per vote$9.14 in 2012
First elected2012
Next primaryAugust 5, 2014
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$138,637
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Derek Kilmer (b. January 1, 1974, in Olympic Pennisula, WA) 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 to the U.S. House to represent Washington's 6th District.

Prior to his election to the United States House of Representatives, Kilmer served as 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 House of Representatives.[2]

Kilmer earned his certificate in American studies from Princeton University. He went on to earn his B.A. in public affairs from Princeton. He then received his M.A. 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

The following is an abbreviated list of Kilmer's professional and political career:[4]

  • 1999-2002: Management consultant for McKinsey and Co.
  • 2002-2012: Vice-president of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County[1]
  • 2013-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

Committees

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kilmer serves on the following committees:[5][6]

Washington Senate

2011-2012

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

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Kilmer's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Kilmer voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Kilmer voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Kilmer voted in support of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Kilmer voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Kilmer voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Kilmer joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Kilmer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Kilmer voted for HR 2775.[21]

On his Facebook page, Kilmer said he would give up his pay "for the duration of a government shutdown. I am dead set against a shutdown because it will have serious effects on our economy and because many people rely on services provided by federal agencies. The fact that some in Congress would risk a shutdown in order to score political points demonstrates why Congress is currently held in lower regard than head lice."[22]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Kilmer voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[23] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[24]

King Amendment

Kilmer signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[25] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[26]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Kilmer voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[27] The vote largely followed party lines.[28]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Kilmer has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[29]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Kilmer voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Kilmer's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Kilmer is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Kilmer received a score of 57 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Unknown Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Kilmer is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 6th District. The primary election will be held August 5, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[33] He and Bill Driscoll (R) 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 in the general election on November 6, 2012.[34][35][36][37]

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

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.[38][39]

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.[40]

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.[41]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kilmer's reports.[42]

Derek Kilmer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[43]April 25, 2013$166,934.15$268,943.16$(32,859.32)$403,017.99
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$403,017.99$285,481.34$(56,679.93)$631,819.40
October Quarterly[45]October 14, 2013$631,819.40$259,407.79$(72,878.26)$818,348.93
Year-end[46]January 31, 2014$818,348$209,364$(46,654)$981,058
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$981,058.56$288,054.00$(59,448.31)$1,209,664.25
Running totals
$1,311,250.29$(268,519.82)

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.[48]

Cost per vote

Kilmer spent $9.14 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, Kilmer received $309,222 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[49]

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.[50]

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


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kilmer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $57,143 to $220,131. That averages to $138,637, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Kilmer ranked as the 371st most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Between 2011 and 2012, Kilmer‘s calculated net worth[52] decreased by an average of 55 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]


Derek Kilmer Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$308,257
2012$138,637
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-55%
Average annual growth:-55%[54]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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.[56]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[57]

Kilmer most often votes with:

Kilmer least often votes with:

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 percent, which is better than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[58]


Voting with party

Kilmer voted with the Democratic Party 92.1 percent of the time, which ranked 136th among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.[59]

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.[60]

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.[61]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[62] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Kilmer voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Derek Kilmer
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N N

Personal

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

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References

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  2. 26th Legislative District Map
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  24. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013
  25. Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013
  26. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013
  27. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
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  29. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Kilmer's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 17, 2013
  30. Project Vote Smart, "Kilmer on abortion," accessed October 17, 2013
  31. 31.0 31.1 On The Issues, "Kilmer Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014
  32. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  33. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named cnnr
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  39. Wa.gov, "Washington Legislature Official General Election Results"
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  43. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  45. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  46. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
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  49. FollowtheMoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  50. FollowtheMoney.org, "2006 contributors to Derek Kilmer"
  51. OpenSecrets, "Kilmer, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  53. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  55. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  56. GovTrack, "Derek Kilmer," accessed July 4, 2013
  57. OpenCongress, "Rep. Derek Kilmer," accessed August 8, 2013
  58. GovTrack, "Derek Kilmer," accessed April 11, 2013
  59. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  60. Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List"
  61. Freedom Foundation, "2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees"
  62. My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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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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