Kim Schrier

Ben Cardin
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KIM SCHRIER
D-WASHINGTON 8TH DISTRICT
 
 

 

 
RACE SUMMARY: Rep. Kim Schrier is running for re-election to represent Washington's 8th District for her second time. The district was one of 26 Republican-held congressional seats that voted for Hillary Clinton  in 2016.
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 8/23/1968
 
EDUCATION: University of California at Berkeley (BA), University of California at Davis (MD)
 
OCCUPATION: Pediatrician
 
FAMILY: Married, 1 Child
 
 
CAREER:
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, (WA-08), (2019-present)
COMMITTEES:
  • Agriculture
  • Education & Labor
ELECTED: 2019
 
 
ISRAEL

  • Belives in a two-state solution.
  • Grew up with unquestionable love for the State of Israel.
  • Supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
 
CHOICE

  • Supports Roe v. Wade.
  • Supports increased funding for Planned Parenthood and considers any attack on Planned Parenthood to be an attack on women.
  • Believes contraception should be covered by insurance.
 
In Her Own Words

“Given the history of civilization, the Jewish people need a homeland to call their own where they are safe. The relationship between the United States and Israel is paramount: The safety and security of Israel depends on the U.S., and the safety and security of the U.S. depends, in many ways, on Israel.” 1 

"As a doctor and a woman, I trust women to make their own personal decisions about health and family planning. I have always supported a woman’s right to choose. Control over our own bodies and reproductive choices is a key measure of women’s equality. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services throughout our district and is the only provider in some rural areas." 2

"As a mom and pediatrician, I know how important it is to take action on common sense gun safety. Like many parents, I trust that my third-grade son will be safe when I send him to school, but we know that nowhere is really safe in a country that allows guns to get into the hands of people who would do others harm." 3

 
Interesting Facts

She is the only female doctor in Congress.
 
Her grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Europe who arrived in the U.S. prior to World War II.
 
She has Type 1 diabetes, which played a role in her deciding to become a pediatrician.