Born in Port Angeles and spending most of his life on the Olympic peninsula, Derek is heavily invested in fighting for what’s best for Washington’s 6th district. He got his start in government in the Washington state house where he helped create thousands of new jobs across the state. Derek strongly believes that officials should be accountable to their constituents and not corporate special interests and is a longtime advocate for increasing transparency in elections.
Candidate for New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District
“I pledge to not take a dime from corporations and corporate PACs because I’m running a people-powered campaign."