Elected Experience: WA State Senator '08-'12; San Juan County Councilmember '04-'08
Other Professional Experience: Nearly two decades of professional experience in the private and public sectors developing policy, community development strategies, and conservation initiatives: Principal and Owner of a successful consulting company for several years; Chair of the San Juan County Board of County Commissioners; Senior Fellow with the Ocean Foundation; Chair of the Washington Counties Transportation Committee.
Education: BS, Evergreen State College, Ecology/Community Development; Graduate, University of Idaho, Energy Horizon Institute
Community Service: Board of Directors UCD School of Wildlife Health SeaDoc Society, Orcas Island; San Juan Island Grange; Sons of the American Legion
Statement: As a husband and father, with his son in the US Navy and his daughter in the same Orcas Island home his grandmother lived in while teaching elementary school, Kevin is rooted in our region and is committed to our quality of life.
As your Senator, Kevin's focus has been on our shared priorities. In his first term, he helped create thousands of needed jobs with local transportation and capital improvement projects. He established critical tax reforms for small businesses. Kevin helped create the strongest oil spill response and preparedness program in the country. He's championed environmental restoration; cleaning up and restoring toxic sites and expanding renewable energy projects-creating numerous green jobs in the process.
As your Senator, Kevin Ranker fought cynical partisan attacks on our schools and universities; protecting K-12 and Higher Education from additional budget cuts. He's proud to have sponsored historic legislation extending full marriage equality to every Washington couple. He's a tireless advocate for women's reproductive rights, family planning and the protection of the social safety net in the budget.
With your support, Kevin will to continue focusing on jobs, economic development and protecting our quality of life. Let's send Kevin Ranker back to Olympia.