|U.S. House, Washington, District 6|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Norm Dicks (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State Senate|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Master's||University of Oxford|
|Ph.D.||University of Oxford|
|Birthday||January 1, 1974|
|Place of birth||Olympic Peninsula, WA|
|Profession||Vice President, Economic Development Board, Tacoma-Pierce County|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Analysis
- 6 Personal
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
Kilmer earned his certificate in American Studies from Princeton University. He went on to earn his BA in Public Affairs from Princeton. He then received his MA in Economic Development Policy followed by his PhD in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford.
Kilmer is a former business consultant for McKinsey and Company. He currently works as a business retention manager for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County.
- 1999-2002 : Management Consultant for McKinsey and Co.
- 2002-present : Vice President of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
Kilmer serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
- Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilmer served on the following committees:
- Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Committee, Washington State Senate
- Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, Washington State Senate
- Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Senate, Vice Chair, Capital Budget Chair
Kilmer won election to the U.S. House in 2012, representing Washington's 6th congressional district. 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.
|U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- 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.
|Washington State Senate, District 26 General Election (2010)|
|Derek Kilmer (D)||33,090||58.81%|
|Marty McClendon (R)||23,179||41.19%|
|Washington State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Derek Kilmer (D)||18,949||55.92%|
|Marty McClendon (R)||12,696||37.47%|
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.
|Washington State Senate, District 26 (2006)|
|Derek Kilmer (D)||28,341|
|James Hines (R)||18,924|
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.
|Derek Kilmer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Washington, District 6)||$1,873,136|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,873,136|
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 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 6th District, 2012 - Derek Kilmer Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,826,276|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,827,361|
|Top contributors to Derek Kilmer's campaign committee|
|McKinsey & Co||$17,000|
|University of Washington||$16,000|
|National Education Assn||$15,200|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$70,000|
|Public Sector Unions||$68,200|
In 2010, Kilmer received $309,222 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|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|
In 2006, Kilmer collected $483,055 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. 
|Washington State Democratic Party||$50,966|
|Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE||$43,875|
|26th District Democrats||$24,000|
|Friends of Derek Kilmer 2006||$21,354|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
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.
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.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Derek Kilmer has voted with the Democratic Party 92.1% of the time, which ranked 136 among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.
Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughter.
- 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. 
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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Derek + Kilmer + Washington + Senate"
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- 26th Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kilmer
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
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- Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- Our Campaigns, "WA District 6 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Kilmer's 2006 campaign contributions
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Derek Kilmer," Accessed April 5, 2013
- Open Secrets "Kilmer Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 26, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributors to Derek Kilmer
- Gov Track "Derek Kilmer," Accessed July 4, 2013
- GovTrack, "Derek Kilmer," Accessed April 11, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Kilmer (D-WA), 2011"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
|U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 6
| Succeeded by|
Suzanne Bonamici (D)
|Washington Senate District 26
| Succeeded by|
|Washington State House
| Succeeded by|