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.
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.
In 10th Congressional District Race, American Federation of Teachers Endorses Kristine Reeves
Tacoma – 10th Congressional District candidate Kristine Reeves today received another major labor endorsement, from the American Federation of Teachers Washington. AFT Washington represents about 6,500 community and technical college faculty and pre-k through 12 classified school employees. “Among a strong field of candidates in the race for the 10th district congressional seat, our members enthusiastically chose to […]
10th Congressional District Candidate Kristine Reeves Calls for Action in Aftermath of Manuel Ellis’ Tragic Death While in Custody of Tacoma Police
Tacoma – 10th Congressional District candidate Kristine Reeves today issued the following statement calling for a serious commitment to police reform in the aftermath of the death of Manuel Ellis, who died in the custody of Tacoma police on March 3rd while handcuffed and under restraint: “Like so many others, I was anguished and angry when I saw […]
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. […]