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.
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.