Elected Experience: Three term member of Washington State House of Representatives, currently serving as Majority Whip, the third highest-ranked office in House leadership.
Other Professional Experience: Working as a lieutenant firefighter and paramedic puts me in daily contact with my constituents in their times of greatest need. This work keeps me grounded and in-touch, both with my district, and what’s most important in life.
Education: BA in Social Science from Washington State University; Fire Command Degree from Edmonds Community College; Paramedic Certification from Northwest Medical Training.
Community Service: Member of the Port Angeles Chamber, Clallam Economic Council, Olympic Animal Sanctuary, and Peninsula College Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
Statement: A firefighter, husband of a local school teacher and father of two young children, Kevin Van De Wege has a track record of effectively representing our community and its values by listening at home and leading in Olympia. He has fought to create family wage jobs, support small businesses, strengthen our schools, protect our constitutional liberties, champion performance-based budgets, and reform our tax code.
Creating jobs, improving education, and holding government accountable: Kevin Van De Wege is an independent voice for citizens who want solutions, not partisan politics, in Olympia.