PERSONAL: A fourth-generation Snohomish County resident, Kirk and his wife, Rachel, have five sons, Kirk, Jr. (wife Shianne), Carl (wife Julia), Shane, Sean (wife Dandi) and Mark, and four grandchildren.
EDUCATION: Monroe High School, Monroe, Wash., graduated 1977 Wenatchee Valley College, attended 1977 – 1978 Central Washington University, attended 1981 – 1984.
OCCUPATION: Special Assistant to U.S. Congressman Jack Metcalf, 1995 – 2000.
STATE GOVERNMENT: State representative for the 39th District serving a sixth term.
RECENT LEGISLATIVE AWARDS: Guardian of Small Business Award, Washington state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (2011-12) Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business (2011-12).
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce; Everett Community College Foundation Board; past member Monroe Planning Commission; served three years Snohomish County Community Services Advisory Council; past member Anacortes – Sidney Ferry Committee; past member National Republican Conference Association; past district director/Western regional director Monroe Lions Club; honorary member Monroe School Levy and Bond Committee; past member Snohomish County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Board; served three years Washington Correctional Industries Board; past member Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Monroe Chamber of Commerce,