Kilmer wins re-election to Congress

Derek Kilmer

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat, took his bows on Nov. 9 in an email after handily defeating his 6th Congressional District general election challenger, Todd Bloom, whom he met once at a forum in Port Angeles.

“I’m honored that folks in our region have decided to give me the opportunity to be their voice in our nation’s capital again,” said Kilmer, a Port Angeles native.

“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and help get our economy and our Congress working for everyone.”

According to the state Secretary of State’s Office, Kilmer had 135,251 or 62 percent of votes cast as of Nov. 9, compared to 81,965 or 38 percent for Bloom, a Tacoma certified public accountant and a political newcomer.

The district has more than 433,000 voters and includes Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Kitsap counties, as well as portions of Mason and Pierce counties.

Clallam and Jefferson counties combined have about 75,000 voters.

Clallam voters chose Kilmer by 57 percent on election night, while Jefferson County voters gave Kilmer 70 percent as of Nov. 9.

Bloom conceded that he had lost the election but did not call Kilmer to concede.

“I don’t see a lot of point in it, frankly,” Bloom said.

The two first met in person at an Oct. 12 Clallam County League of Women Voters forum in Port Angeles.

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Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladailynews.com.

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