Kraft to seek second term in state House

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Washington state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, has officially announced she is seeking re-election in 2018.

In a news release, Kraft touted her work on issues such as fiscal responsibility, reducing taxes and regulations, education and transportation. The news release highlighted her sponsorship of HB 2138, a bill that was signed into law that aids disabled veterans by providing a sales tax credit to help modify their homes to accommodate their disability.

Kraft was first elected in 2016. Prior to her election, she worked as a senior account executive for companies including Dell, Pillsbury and Frigidaire, as well as small businesses, according to the news release. She also owned her own business providing grant writing services and working with nonprofit organizations.

Kraft is the vice president of the Cobblestone HOA and a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. She’s also been involved with Teach One to Lead One, Boys & Girls Clubs, Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, Salvation Army, Battle Ground Healthcare and Vancouver Church of God, according to the news release.

Anti-poverty activist James Tolson, a Democrat, has filed to run against Kraft.