Kevin Ranker concurrently serves as a Washington State Senator and as a Senior Partner at Coast Policy Group (CPG); a Seattle based environmental consulting firm.
For two decades, Kevin has focused his passion and expertise in his professional career on community and economic development and the advancement of energy, climate and ocean policy. With CPG, Kevin serves as a senior advisor to numerous international organizations, philanthropic foundations and national thought-leaders.
First elected to the Washington State Senate in 2008 and reelected in 2012, Kevin has established a name for himself as an outspoken advocate for the environment, equality and civil rights. In 2014, Kevin was elected to serve as the Assistant Ranking Member on the powerful Ways and Means Committee responsible for the budget for Washington State. Previously, he served as Chair of the Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee.
In 2011, he received a White House appointment to serve as an Advisor to President Obama’s National Ocean Council and in 2013, Kevin was elected to serve as the 2013-14 President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, a statutory partnership of ten U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories working to increase economic wellbeing and coordinate energy, economic and environmental strategies throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
Kevin lives with his wife and daughter on Orcas Island, Washington while his son proudly serves in the U.S. Army.