“I learned early in my career how important it is to really listen to customers and ask the right questions to understand their problems or opportunities. Only then could I be successful leading collaborative efforts with team members and the customer to implement the best solution.”
More about Vicki
Vicki Kraft just completed her first-term serving as State Representative for the 17th Legislative District, Position 1. Two years ago when campaigning for this position, Vicki made a pledge to bring leadership, integrity and accountability to this office and focus on priorities to make our community a better place to live and work. She has kept this pledge.
Vicki has fought to improve fiscal responsibility and accountability in government, reduce small business taxes, create jobs, help veterans and decrease I-5 traffic congestion. She has also advocated for real property tax relief and worked to prioritize student achievement and school safety.
Prior to running for office, Vicki worked as a Senior/Account Executive for major companies including Dell, Pillsbury and Frigidaire as well as small businesses. During the past ten years, while in the private sector she worked with K-12 school districts across the state, along with the State of Washington government agencies in Olympia. Through this experience Vicki realized the importance of improving the government culture to utilize taxpayer money more efficiently and serve the citizens more effectively.
Previously, Vicki served as a non-profit consultant helping organizations secure funding to further their mission. In this capacity, she worked with Federal government agencies including the U.S. Faith-Based and Community Initiative Office.
Vicki’s Community Involvement includes: Member, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce; Boys and Girls Club; Clark County Veterans Assistance Center; Salvation Army; Teach One to Lead One; and Evergreen Bible Church.
Vicki grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Advertising. She moved to Washington, her mother’s home state, in 2007 and lives with her husband Paul in Vancouver.