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Derek Kilmer: State Senator, District 26

Derek Kilmer is a bright young legislator who is just completing his first term in the Senate. His focus in the Senate is on Higher Education and Economic Development. He believes business and environmental stewardship must be closely linked together to have a sustainable community. Development of green jobs is high on his to-do list. He has worked hard to connect with and receive strong support from his community in a split district. He has developed broad support from the business and environmental communities to put his campaign in excellent shape. In his private life, he serves the Vice Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board and holds a PhD in Comparative Social Policy with a focus on Economic Development from Oxford University. His 83 lifetime WCV score demonstrates the need to return Sen. Kilmer to the Senate.