Submitted by Rebecca Parson Campaign.
Tacoma, WA — On Tuesday, presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg disclosed a list of former consulting clients from his work at McKinsey. Notable on the list is a consulting role for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2007, where the campaign says he “looked at overhead expenditures.” In 2009, the insurance company announced it would cut up to 1,000 jobs.
Rep. Derek Kilmer worked for McKinsey from 1999 to 2002, and McKinsey employees as a group are the fourth largest contributor to Kilmer: $54,850 total. Due to his having worked at McKinsey, and substantial corporate donations from both the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Rebecca Parson calls on Rep. Kilmer to give the voters of Washington’s Sixth Congressional District more information about his work at the firm. During this election cycle, Kilmer has received in donations:
- $49,350 from the insurance industry.
- $34,500 from the pharmaceuticals and health products industry.
“McKinsey has a long reputation as a job destroyer, laying people off for the enrichment of pharma and healthcare executives. I call on Kilmer to be transparent about his work for McKinsey, especially since he claims to want to create jobs in our district,” Parson stated.Print This Post