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Kevin Van De WegeDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 24
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Kevin Wayne Van De Wege (born October 2, 1974) is an American firefighter and politician serving as a member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 24th district since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a member of the Washington House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017. His district includes much of the Olympic Peninsula, which is made up of Clallam County, Jefferson County, and half of Grays Harbor County, and includes Forks, Hoquiam, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim, McCleary, Elma, and Ocean Shores.Van De Wege chairs the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. He lives in Sequim with his wife Jennifer, a vice principal at Roosevelt Elementary School, and their two teenagers, Allison and Jackson.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Fort Hays State University
MPA Public Administration
2016
Washington State University
BA Social Science
2002
Northwest Medical Training
Certificate
1998
Edmonds Community College
ATA Fire Administration/Fire Investigation
1996
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Senator
Washington State Senate
2017 - Current
Former Majority Whip
Washington State House of Representatives
2011 - 2017
Former Representative
Washington State House of Representatives
2006 - 2016
Former Deputy Majority Whip
Washington State House of Representatives
Lieutenant
Clallam County Fire District #3
2001 - Current
Firefighter
Sunnyside Fire Department
1999 - 2001
EMT
Shannon Ambulance
1996 - 1999
Volunteer
Harborview Medical Center
1995 - 1997
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Member
Northwest Harvest
Current
Lobbyist
Washington State Council of Firefighters
1999 - 2004
Member
International Association of Fire Fighters Political Training
2002 - 2004
Member
Institute for a Democratic Future
2002
Member
Washington State Council of Firefighters
1999 - Current
Coach
Little League
1992 - 1994
Chair
Political Action Committee, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3542, 1999-2001
Member
Highway 101 Safety Corridor Committee
Member
Sequim Elks Lodge # 2462, 2002-present
President
International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2933, 2002-present
Former Member
General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce and Gaming Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Health Care and Wellness Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Trade Policy, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Transportation Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Ranking Minority Member
Natural Resources and Parks Committee, Washington State Senate