Member of Congress

Rep. Derek Kilmer

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Derek Kilmer is currently serving his third term in the United States House of Representatives from Washington’s 6th Congressional District. Derek serves on the House Appropriations Committee and was elected by his colleagues to fill the role of Vice Ranking Member for the committee. He also serves in the leadership of the New Democrat Coalition, having been elected to serve as the Vice Chair for Policy, and is the Democratic Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Working Group.

With over a decade of experience working in economic development in the Puget Sound region, Derek has focused on getting the economy and Congress back to work.  Derek has a strong record as a problem solver for families and believes we must provide servicemembers and their families, veterans, military retirees, and the civilian workforce with the support they deserve. As the dad of two little girls, he is working to make sure all our children receive a quality education. Derek grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and works to promote local economic development and to be responsible stewards of our natural resources. 

In his short time in Congress, Derek has been recognized by a wide variety of groups for his effectiveness and advocacy. He’s been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor a civilian not employed by the Navy can receive from the Secretary of the Navy. Derek has also received a Silver Helmet award from AMVETS and a Friend of the National Parks award from the National Parks Conservation Association, been named a Hero of Main Street by the National Retail Federation, an Outstanding New Member by the Voices for National Service, and a Humane Champion by the Humane Society.

Derek and his wife Jennifer live in Gig Harbor with their daughters Sophie and Tess and their Australian Shepherd Truman.