City: Tumwater, WA
Education: Graduated from Curtis High School in Tacoma; Earned undergraduate and optometry degrees from Pacific University; Earned master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA.
Political experience: State insurance commissioner since 2001; member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-94; Washington state senator, 1985-92; Washington state representative, 1977-84; North Thurston County school board, 1973-76.
Work experience: Former member Northwest Power Planning Council; former regional director Department of Health and Human Services; owned optometrist practice for 20 years; former member U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Family: Married, three grown children.
- Web: mikekreidler.com
On this race:
Supports federal health care reform and coverage of pre-existing conditions and promises to keep nonprofit insurance providers from continued “stockpiling” of excess profits.
|Mike Kreidler (D)||1,538,289||58.02 %|
|John Adams (R)||1,112,949||41.98 %|
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