Alumni Profile

Derek Kilmer
U.S. Representative (D-WA), U.S. House of Representatives
AB, Class of 1996

Derek Kilmer is currently serving his first term in the US House of Representatives, representing the 6th District of Washington.  Derek was previously elected to the Washington state House in 2004 and the state Senate in 2006 where he became the Senate’s lead capital budget writer.  Prior to joining Congress, Derek worked as a business consultant for McKinsey & Company, helping Washington State businesses, non-profits, and government agencies run more efficiently. Later, as Vice President of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, Derek worked closely with hundreds of local small business owners and helped them create thousands of jobs.