Supports Kilmer for 6th District Congress
August 24, 2012 · Updated 11:27 AM
As a home care worker who has had multiple interactions with state Sen. Kilmer, I want to express my enthusiasm for endorsing Derek Kilmer to become our next congressman. Derek will bring his balance, stability, bipartisanship and, most importantly, his pragmatism to the “other” Washington.
In various interactions I have had with Sen. Kilmer while advocating for my clients, he has taken the time to listen and show real empathy regarding the issues that care providers like myself face on a daily basis. He realizes the importance of securing our social safety net for seniors and people with disabilities, the need for a career ladder to livable wages, and has never voted in any way that would put our state’s most vulnerable in jeopardy.
I am positive that Derek Kilmer will work toward ending the roadblocks and obstruction that currently exist in Congress today, with his pragmatic methods of working with both sides of the aisle, to help move the middle class and Washington forward. From his experience in the state Senate, Derek has worked to pass a balanced bipartisan state budget, a bipartisan constitutional amendment to reduce the state debt, and a bipartisan jobs bill. Derek Kilmer not only “talks the talk,” but he really does “walk the walk.”
It is because of this that I am proud to fully endorse and work toward ensuring that the best candidate — Derek Kilmer — become our congressional representative in Washington, D.C.
J. Chris Hardin