Rep. Vicki Kraft announces her candidacy for re-election

Kraft seeks to return as Washington State Representative, 17th Legislative District, Position 1

VANCOUVER — Vicki Kraft announced today her candidacy for re-election in 2018. She is currently the Washington State Representative, 17th Legislative District, Position 1 (R).

Rep. Vicki Kraft
Rep. Vicki Kraft

During her first term as a legislator, Kraft believes she has stayed true to the campaign promises she made when running for office in 2016. She has focused on key issues including improving fiscal responsibility and accountability, reducing taxes and regulations, student education, transportation and public safety.

Kraft’s first bill signed into law (HB 2138) helps disabled veterans by providing a sales tax credit on adaptive housing.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to support our veterans with this legislation,” Kraft said. “After all they’ve done to serve us and protect our freedoms, we need to make sure we’re doing our part to serve them.”

Prior to joining the Washington State Legislature, Kraft worked as a senior account executive for companies including Dell, Pillsbury and Frigidaire as well as small businesses. She has also owned her own business providing grant writing services and working with nonprofit organizations.

While back in district, Kraft has been focused on meeting with constituents, small business owners, community leaders and nonprofits.

“I believe it’s vital to the well-being of our community to listen and understand the real challenges and issues our citizens are facing,’’ Kraft said. “That makes me better equipped to work toward positive results for them in Olympia.”

Kraft is the vice president of the Cobblestone HOA, a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and involved with Teach One to Lead One, Boys and Girls Clubs, Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, Salvation Army, Battle Ground Health Care, and Vancouver Church of God. She lives with her husband Paul in Vancouver.

“I’m thankful to be able to serve the citizens of the 17th Legislative District as their State Representative,” Kraft said. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving them in this role and being their voice in Olympia.’’

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About The Author

Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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