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Biography

Kristine Reeves is a working mom who understands the balance between working hard to succeed and raising a family. That’s why she is a strong advocate for working families, raising the middle class, and providing opportunities for those who sacrifice for their communities.

A Moses Lake native, Kristine received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and went on to pursue a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

From there, she went on to serve a variety of roles, include Statewide Veterans Constituency Coordinator for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. Her role in Senator Murray’s office included increasing and developing relationships to help improve military transition, workforce development, and veteran healthcare. She also served as the South Sound Regional Director, as well the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsula Director for Senator Murray.

Currently, Kristine is the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for the state of Washington. Her role focuses on promoting public and private economic development that supports military bases; defense industry suppliers, contractors and small businesses, as well as working with community advocacy support organizations in their engagement with the U.S. Military in Washington State. That includes helping to secure federal grants to improve private sector job growth, supporting military personnel transitioning to private sector jobs, and supporting small businesses.

Kristine lives with her husband and two children in Federal Way.

News

  • Reeves Passes New Program for Rural Veterans in State House | Press Releases - March 22, 2017
    OLYMPIA—Rural and remote veterans may have a chance to participate in a new pilot program to connect them to federal earned services under a bill from Rep. Kristine Reeves (D—Federal Way). Reeves’ bill (HB 1571) establishes a pilot program to... READ MORE
  • Update on the Levy Cliff, College Costs for Gold Star Families, and a Town Hall Recap! | E-newsletters - March 17, 2017
    Fulfilling our obligation & promise to our children My first vote in the State House of Representatives was to extend the “levy cliff” and guarantee our schools have the funds they need next year. It was an easy vote—our kids... READ MORE
  • Reeves Praises Bipartisan Effort to Pass “Levy Cliff” Bill | Press Releases - March 10, 2017
    OLYMPIA – While Washington schools faced $358 million in budget cuts, including nearly $8 million alone to Federal Way schools, bipartisan effort to pass the “levy cliff” bill moved the policy forward on Wednesday and Thursday. Failure to pass either... READ MORE
  • Legislative update: “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave” and our town hall final reminder! | E-newsletters - March 7, 2017
    “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act” passes House! As you know, doing right by our uniformed servicemembers and our veterans is one of my top priorities in Olympia. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to share that the House passed... READ MORE
  • Reeves passes “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act” with Unanimous Support | Press Releases - March 7, 2017
    OLYMPIA – With unanimous support in the House, and bipartisan support from Republican colleagues on clarifying amendments, Rep. Kristine Reeves (D—Federal Way) passed the “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act” last week with an undivided vote. For new state employees, standard... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 132D
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7830
    Email Kristine

    Legislative Assistant:
    Breann Pugnetti
    Email: Breann.Pugnetti@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7224
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    (360) 786-7208
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