About Rep. Vicki Kraft
Representing the 17th District, which includes East Vancouver and Central Clark County, Vicki Kraft brings experience, sound judgment, and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of state government to her job as a legislator.
Her broad range of experience interfacing with both federal and state agencies motivated her to fight for more efficiencies in government spending and processes. Vicki's legislative priorities focus on returning accountability and fiscal responsibility to state government; looking closely at what works and getting rid of what does not.
Vicki owned her own small business working as a consultant helping non-profit organizations secure funding. While living in Washington D.C., she worked for We Care America a non-profit working with federal agencies, including George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Office to partner with non-profits at both the national and grassroots levels.
As a part of her on-going efforts for responsible governance, Vicki worked as the Southwest Washington Advancement Director for the Freedom Foundation advocating for free enterprise, individual freedom and limited accountable government.
She is committed to helping businesses turn ideas into innovation, bringing industry and jobs to our state. With over 20 years in the private sector working for several major companies such as, Dell, Pillsbury and Frigidaire, she sharpened her problem-solving skills, meeting with business leaders and various state agencies. This work, as well as her experience owning a small business, led to her strong interest in reducing regulatory burdens for job creators.
Vicki believes Washington's children deserve a quality education. Her career includes several years working directly with K-12 school districts across Washington, hearing firsthand the needs of students and teachers. She is an advocate for improving student achievement, offering more opportunities for learning, and keeping four-year and technical colleges at the forefront of technology and innovation.
An active community leader, Vicki is a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, and is the vice chair for her neighborhood homeowners' association. She is also involved with the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, Boys and Girls Club, Shared Hope International and Evergreen Bible Church.
Vicki grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State with a B.A. in advertising. Vicki and her husband, Paul, live in Vancouver.