Derek Kilmer was born
on the Olympic Peninsula, where he developed a great appreciation for our
natural environment. He studied economic development and received a doctoral
degree from University of Oxford in England and currently works for the
Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County as the Business Retention
Manager. His work experience, combined with his personal commitment to the
environment, makes Derek an ideal candidate for protecting the environment and
developing our economy.
opponent, Lois McMahan, has a terrible environmental voting record. She voted
against almost every single pro-environmental bill to come before the House.
She voted against sustainable forestry (HB 2753), voted to roll back clean
water protections (SB 5028), and worse yet, voted against a compromise bill
supported by the business and environmental communities to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions (HB 3141).