Released at: April 25, 2016
Contact: Kristine Reeves


Federal Way - Economic Development specialist Kristine Reeves announced her campaign today for the Washington State House of Representatives in the 30th Legislative District, position 2.

"I am driven to create solutions, in our constantly changing world, for families plagued by insecurity. By increasing access and utilization of education, promoting a strong public transportation system and building economic opportunity in our communities, every family can know the stability a strong economy can provide. I want to bring that problem-solving attitude and collaborative solutions experience I have gained over the past two decades to Olympia to make sure the 30th has the right voice for families," said Reeves.

Kristine currently serves as the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector at the for the state of Washington, focusing on the public and private elements of economic development as it relates to infrastructure, suppliers and contractors and community advocacy and public support organizations. In this role, Kristine has worked to leverage public-private partnerships that support small business growth, was influential in facilitating a $5.3M federal grant to help the state support private sector job efforts and diversification, and leads a team committed to supporting a strong economy in our state.

"As part of my announcement, I am proud to share that U.S. Senator Patty Murray has chosen to endorse my campaign today as well," said Reeves, "and see her support as a recommendation of my ability to serve the citizens of the 30th legislative district".

Before joining the state of Washington, she served as the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsula Director, the South Sound Regional Director and the Statewide Veterans Constituency Coordinator for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. As a member of the senator’s staff, Kristine was instrumental in facilitating a U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Field Hearing in Tacoma, increasing networking and relationship development across an eight county region, and worked intimately on military transition, veterans healthcare and workforce development issues in the state.

Kristine received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University and her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Kristine lives with her husband, Camron, and their two young children in Federal Way.

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