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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

  • An update on education funding and budget negotiations | E-newsletters - May 15, 2017
    It’s been over two weeks since Olympia concluded the regular legislative session and began a special session, which was necessary due to the Legislature’s inability to agree on a final operating budget to fully fund education and pay for essential... READ MORE
  • Governor signs “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act” into law | Press Releases - May 9, 2017
    OLYMPIA – New state employees who are uniformed service members, veterans, and their spouses now have access to a newly created shared leave pool thanks to a law signed by Governor Inslee on Thursday. The “Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act,”... READ MORE
  • End of regular session, Sound Transit 3, and Gold Star License Plates | E-newsletters - April 19, 2017
    Where we stand on education funding in the budget When I came to Olympia, I made it clear that my top priority is fully funding education. That’s why you sent me here and that’s why I am not leaving until... READ MORE
  • Rep. Reeves Fights for STEM Classrooms, Senior Center in House Capital Budget | Press Releases - April 13, 2017
    OLYMPIA – House leaders unveiled their construction plan for the state yesterday, which covers community and local government projects requested by state agencies and elected lawmakers. Federal Way projects championed by State Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) include the STEM... READ MORE
  • Legislative update and a new video on education funding | E-newsletters - April 12, 2017
    New video: House Democratic Education Funding Proposal As a working mom, I came to Olympia to fully fund education. Two weeks ago, House Democrats proposed a budget that meets the needs of Washington’s 1.1 million schoolchildren. I am proud to... 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

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Business & Financial Services (Vice Chair)
    Capital Budget
    Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs

    For Press Inquiries:
    Travis Shofner, Digital Media Coordinator
    (360) 786-7224
    Travis.Shofner@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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