State Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will be hosting an official kickoff event for his in Gig Harbor this Wednesday, June 6.
The “Pie-Tacular” event, which is expected to feature more than two-dozen flavors of pie, will begin at 6 p.m. at Kensington Gardens, 3804 Olson Dr. NW.
Kilmer declared his bid for Washington state’s 6th Congressional District seat in March after .
“We need to get people back to work and that means Congress needs to get back to work too. There has been too much partisan bickering and grandstanding and not enough results,” said Kilmer. “I think people in our neck of the woods know that I’ve been able to work across the aisle and get things done. And I’ll hope they’ll come out to the kick-off in the town where my wife, Jen, and I have chosen to raise our family.”
More than 60 local residents, including Gig Harbor Mayor Chuck Hunter; Gig Harbor City Councilmembers Steven Ekberg, Jill Guernsey, Derek Young, Michael Perrow, and Ken Malich; and former state legislator Barbara Granlund, have signed up to co-host the kickoff event.
“I look forward to seeing everyone on June 6 and sharing my campaign’s vision for creating jobs, strengthening our schools, fighting for our veterans, and ending Congress’ partisan deadlock,” Kilmer said.
Kilmer is the three-time recipient of the Washington Economic Development Association’s LEADER of the Year Award and in 2008, was named a “Legislative Business Star” by Enterprise Washington’s Business Institute.
The Republican candidates include Jesse Young, David (Ike) Eichner, Bill Driscoll, Doug Cloud and Stephan Andrew Brodhead. Eric G. Arentz Jr. will be representing the Independent Party.
The district represents six counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason and Pierce.
If you’re interested in attending the event, RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-759-3061. The suggested contribution for attendees is $50, though all are welcome.