State Senator Derek Kilmer’s Election Night Statement

OLYMPIA, Wash. – With a strong lead over his Republican challenger Bill Driscoll, State Senator Derek Kilmer, the Democratic candidate for the open 6th Congressional District seat, has released the following election night statement.

Tonight’s results show that folks want a congressman who understands what struggling middle-class families and small businesses are going through and will who cut through the partisan gridlock to deliver real results to help them. I’m honored by their confidence in me to make that happen, we need to get people back to work and get Congress back to work, too. – State Senator Derek Kilmer, Vice President of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, a nonprofit focused on creating and retaining jobs.

Kilmer’s opponent was Republican Weyerhaeuser heir Bill Driscoll. “I congratulate Bill on running a vigorous and hard-fought campaign,” said Kilmer.

State Senator Kilmer has represented the 26th Legislative District in the legislature since 2005, first as a representative and for the past six year as its senator.

He has received numerous awards for his public service, including winning The “LEADER Award” from the Washington Economic Development Association on three separate occasions, the “Legislative Business Star” Award from Enterprise Washington’s Business Institute, the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs, and The Outstanding Legislator of the Year” Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.