A champion for Washington State working families
Kim Schrier is a pediatrician who ran for Congress to expand economic opportunity for Washington State working families. The daughter of an elementary school teacher and an aerospace engineer, Kim has understood what it means to worry about health and insurance coverage since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. A proud graduate of public schools, including her degrees in astrophysics and medicine, Kim has dedicated her career to improving the lives of her patients and their families. After the 2016 election, Kim marched, protested, and called her elected officials to fight back against the agenda threatening to undo all the progress we’ve worked so hard to make. When Republicans began their effort to take away millions of working families’ access to affordable health care, she decided to step up and run for office for the very first time. Kim, her husband, and their son live in Issaquah, the community where she has been serving children and families as a pediatrician for 16 years.
A pediatrician and community leader fighting for our values
Kim is committed to expanding economic opportunity for all Washington State working families. She ran to create good-paying jobs and to defend economic security by protecting vital programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. An advocate for public education and a fighter for all students, she is dedicated to helping Washington State schools prepare students to succeed in tomorrow’s economy and to make college more affordable. As a medical doctor with 16 years of experience practicing pediatrics in her community, Kim brings new leadership to Washington. “I believe that health care is a right, not a privilege,” Kim has said. “As someone with Type 1 diabetes, I know personally what it's like to worry about losing coverage due to a pre-existing condition,” she has said. “TrumpCare would take away health insurance for over 70,000 people in my district.” Kim is a pro-choice champion who fiercely defends every woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. “Having a woman doctor at the table is an important perspective, especially during discussions of women’s health and reproductive rights,” she has said.
A victory in a red open seat
Kim ran a successful grassroots campaign for the highly contested open seat vacated by Republican Congressman Dave Reichert, who opted not to seek re-election less than a month after Kim launched her strong campaign. The EMILY’s List community is proud to support this champion for Washington State working families.