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  |Prior office 3 = Vice-president of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
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  |Place of birth = Olympic Peninsula, WA
 
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  |Profession = Vice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County
 
  |Profession = Vice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County
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  |Religion = Methodist
 
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  |Office website = http://kilmer.house.gov/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Derek Kilmer''' (b. January 1, 1974, in Olympic Pennisula, Washington) 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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}}{{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.
  
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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Kilmer won 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]] on November 4, 2014. Kilmer and [[Marty McClendon]] (R) were the top two vote-getters in the [[blanket primary]].<ref name=apw>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/WA_US_House_0805.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014]</ref>  
 
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Prior to his election to 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 ''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>
 
  
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.
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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 Ph.D. 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>
  
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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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><ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Results.aspx?District=26 26th Legislative District Map]</ref>  
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1999-2002 : Management Consultant for McKinsey and Co.
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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>
*2002-present : Vice President of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County<ref name="bio1"/>
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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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*2005-2007: Member of the [[Washington House of Representatives]]
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*2007-2013: Member of the [[Washington State Senate]]
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*2013-Present: [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. Representative]] from [[Washington]]
  
 
==Committees==
 
==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
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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===113th Congress===
====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
 
=====NDAA=====
 
=====NDAA=====
{{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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{{Yea 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>
  
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{oppose vote}} Kilmer voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 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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{{nay 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/>
  
 
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
 
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
{{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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{{Yea 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/>
  
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{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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{{Yea 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 permitted 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/>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Kilmer}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
=====Government shutdown=====
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act]]''
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{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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{{nay 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>
  
{{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 funds 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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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown 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>
  
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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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>
  
 
=====Farm Bill=====
 
=====Farm Bill=====
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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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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=====
 
=====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.<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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Kilmer signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King (Iowa)|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.
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
 
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
 
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
{{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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{{Nay 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>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
 
=====Repealing Obamacare=====
 
=====Repealing Obamacare=====
{{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 Health Care," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay 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>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
 
=====Abortion=====
 
=====Abortion=====
{{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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{{Nay 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 was 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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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Unknown
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Unknown
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|Guns= Unknown
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|Taxes= Favors
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|Citizenship=Unknown
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Unknown
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Unknown
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|Energy=Favors
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Kilmer {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014|Washington's]] [[Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th District]]. Kilmer {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Kilmer won 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]] on November 4, 2014. Kilmer and [[Marty McClendon]] (R) were the top two vote-getters in the [[blanket primary]].<ref name=apw/>
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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 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 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===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''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>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/115/Derek-Kilmer Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Kilmer attends.
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===2014===
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{{Derek Kilmer 2014 FEC}}
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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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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===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.]]
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[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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====Cost per vote====
 
Kilmer spent $9.14 per vote received in 2012.
 
  
 
===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 ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</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===
 
  
In 2006, Kilmer collected $483,055 in donations.  
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===2006===
 
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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 ''FollowtheMoney.org'', "2006 contributors to Derek Kilmer"]</ref>
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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==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 Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street 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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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Kilmer received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Washington's 6th Congressional District]] was ''Educational services, and health care and social assistance,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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From 2009-2014, '''20.21 percent of Kilmer's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00034453&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Derek Kilmer," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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|total raised = 3396679
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|total spent =2249995
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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 =Business Services
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|ind5 =Public Sector Unions
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|inddonor1 =200319
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|inddonor2 =148574
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|inddonor3 =123000
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|inddonor4 = 107745
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|inddonor5 =106850
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|district = Educational services, and health care and social assistance
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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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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 31, 2014.<ref>[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/derek_kilmer/412583 ''GovTrack'', "Derek Kilmer," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Kilmer received in July 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400222 ''GovTrack'', "Derek Kilmer," accessed July 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412583_Derek_Kilmer ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Derek Kilmer," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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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 July 31, 2014]</ref>
 
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Kilmer most often votes with:
 
Kilmer most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Timothy Bishop]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
 
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Kilmer least often votes with:
 
Kilmer least often votes with:
*{{bluedot}} [[John Barrow]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
 
*{{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 14 of 1,108 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/derek_kilmer/412583 ''GovTrack'', "Derek Kilmer," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Kilmer ranked 168th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 31, 2014]</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'', 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>
 
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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====2013====
 
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===Scorecards===
 
===Scorecards===
 
====Freedom Foundation====
 
====Freedom Foundation====
 
::''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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=====2012=====
 
=====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 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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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]]
 
::''See also: [[Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard]]
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
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Derek and his wife, Jennifer, live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==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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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Derek + Kilmer + Washington + Congress'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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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==
 
==External links==
{{Submit a leg link}}
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{{political tracker|Link=http://politicaltracker.com/officials/congress/activity/rep-derek-kilmer/141304|Name=Derek Kilmer}}
 
*[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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Latest revision as of 14:28, 7 November 2014

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 4, 2014
Cost per vote$9.14 in 2012
First elected2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State Senate
2007-2013
Washington State House of Representatives
2005-2007
Vice-president of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
2002-2012
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 won re-election to the U.S. House to represent Washington's 6th District on November 4, 2014. Kilmer and Marty McClendon (R) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[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

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 Ph.D. 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.[2]

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.[3][4]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of Kilmer's professional and political career:[5]

Committees

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kilmer serves on the following committees:[6][7]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Kilmer's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.pngKilmer 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.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png 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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Kilmer voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent 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.[15][16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn 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.[18] 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.[19] Kilmer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[21] 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.[22]

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."[23]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Kilmer voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[24] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[25]

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.[26] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[27]. 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

Nay3.png 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.[28] The vote largely followed party lines.[29]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Kilmer has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[30]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[31]

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.[32]

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[33]
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.[32]

Elections

2014

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

Kilmer won re-election to the U.S. House to represent Washington's 6th District on November 4, 2014. Kilmer and Marty McClendon (R) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[1]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Kilmer Incumbent 63% 91,692
     Republican Marty McClendon 37% 53,901
Total Votes 145,593
Source: Washington Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Blanket primary
U.S. House, Washington District 6, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Kilmer Incumbent 59% 66,932
Green check mark transparent.pngMarty McClendon 34.1% 38,720
W. McPherson 3.5% 3,978
Douglas Milholland 3.4% 3,845
Total Votes 113,475
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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.[34] 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.[35][36][37][38]

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.[39][40]

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.[41]

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

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Kilmer attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress were 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)

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.[48]

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

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

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.[52] Between 2011 and 2012, Kilmer‘s calculated net worth[53] 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.[54]

Derek Kilmer Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$308,257
2012$138,637
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-55%
Average annual growth:-55%[55]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[56]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Kilmer received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Washington's 6th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[57]

From 2009-2014, 20.21 percent of Kilmer's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[58]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Derek Kilmer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,396,679
Total Spent $2,249,995
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$200,319
Lawyers/Law Firms$148,574
Building Trade Unions$123,000
Business Services$107,745
Public Sector Unions$106,850
% total in top industry5.9%
% total in top two industries10.27%
% total in top five industries20.21%

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 31, 2014.[59] This was the same rating Kilmer received in July 2013.[60]

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.[61]

Kilmer most often votes with:

Kilmer least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kilmer missed 14 of 1,108 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Kilmer ranked 168th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[63]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Kilmer voted with the Democratic Party 90.9 percent of the time, which ranked 148th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[64]

2013

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.[65]

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.[66]

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.[67]

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.[68] 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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Preceded by
Norm Dicks
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 6
2013-Present
Succeeded by
Suzanne Bonamici (D)
Preceded by
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Washington Senate District 26
2007-2013
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Washington State House
2005-2007
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