Kristine is not a typical candidate

Join the fight for a different kind of leadership

I’m not a typical congressional candidate,
and I’m proud of that.

I grew up in and out of foster care, homeless for a time during high school, and am a first generation college graduate thanks to student loans, grants and financial aid. I'll bring a different perspective and lived experience to Congress, one that’s sorely lacking today. I know what it’s like to be on the margins, to overcome adversity, and I’m running to make sure the working moms, the foster kids, and the average families that struggle to get by every single day are represented in Congress.

Kristine Reeves smiling and posing with family.

Kristine’s Story

I’m Kristine Reeves.  A working mom.  A Washingtonian, born and bred.  But my upbringing was not the typical one you hear from most politicians. 

I grew up the daughter of a single mother who struggled with substance abuse. I spent the first ten years of my life in and out of foster care and ended up homeless at 16.  I know what it’s like when the deck is stacked against you.  But thanks to caring educators and progressive investments like Head Start and student aid, I was able to break the cycle of poverty and change the arc of my life for the better, going on to work for Senator Patty Murray, Governor Jay Inslee, and even getting elected to the state Legislature and fighting to deliver progressive accomplishments like Paid Family Medical Leave and affordable childcare.

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Get to know a little more about me and then join us — to help send a working mom, a foster kid, someone who understands the difficulties most of us face every day — to Congress.  Meet Kristine Reeves »

Latest News

BOLD PAC Endorses Kristine Reeves in WA-10

Today, CHC BOLD PAC, the campaign arm of the Hispanic Caucus, announced its endorsement of Kristine Reeves in Washington’s 10th Congressional District. In 2016, Kristine Reeves unseated a Republican incumbent and earned a seat in the Washington House of Representatives. If elected, Kristine would be the first Democratic Latina to represent Washington state in Congress. […]


Reeves: “It’s time every kid in this country had a fair shot at the best education possible. It’s time for Betsy DeVos to know our educators, our schools and our kids come before corporate special interests.” Today, the hardworking educators of the Washington Education Association (WEA) sole endorsed Kristine Reeves, Democratic candidate for Washington’s 10th Congressional […]


Reeves: “We need progressive action to give every Washington family a living wage, affordable health care, and greater opportunity” Kristine Reeves continues to build a strong, grassroots campaign for Washington’s 10th Congressional District, this week receiving the sole endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council No. 28, and all 12 local Teamsters unions in Washington state: Locals 38, 58, 117, 174, 231, […]

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