Kimberly Walker is a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, Department of Defense Contractor, prior Correctional Officer. She holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology.
She joined the race for Florida’s 12th Congressional District because she felt our country was heading in the wrong direction. An increase in Americans not able to afford healthcare like her cousin that died at the age of 49. The rising cost of prescription drugs, the disregard in global warming by this administration, and even the incumbent that occupies this district seat and the LGBTQ community continues to fight just for fundamental human rights. Kim believes she can help move America forward and will fight to empower working families and put their interests first.
Kimberly grew up without many advantages, but her family instilled in her the principles of hard work and getting a good education, which helped her become the person she is today. Her wife is a twenty-six-year veteran public-school teacher.
Kim and her brother were born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and raised by her grandmother and mother. She is a multi-generational Floridian; her family has lived in Florida for about one hundred and fifty years. They shared a single-family home with two uncles as well as an aunt. Thanks to her tight-knit upbringing, she understands family values and extends this moral imperative to all her Florida family. She is proud of her upbringing and education. Kim attended Princeton Elementary, Howard Middle School, and graduated from Edgewater High School. After graduating from high school, she worked full-time as a gas station attendant while she contemplated whether to go to college or the military.
Kim decided that she should enter the military as many of her family members had done before her. She enlisted in the United States Army and spent eight years on active duty. During her term, she had the privilege of being stationed in Germany, Korea, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.
After leaving the military, Kim accepted the chance to become a correctional officer for the State of Florida. Following her time as a Correctional Officer (post 9-11), Kim embraced her desire to serve her country again in a different capacity. She joined the Florida Air National Guard, during which time she was activated multiple times to support the people of Florida recovering from natural disasters. In addition, she remained gainfully employed working as a government contractor in Information Technology for Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) at MacDill Air Force Base. Later she accepted a position as a Software Engineer at United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Within a year, they promoted her to the Information Technology Manager of Application Development.
Several years later, after working at USSOCOM, Kim decided to venture out and work as an Independent Consultant in the private sector. Eventually, she went back to JCSE to support the soldier’s station at JCSE
Kim has earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management from St. Petersburg College and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Kim is currently married to Aliyat. They have been together for over seven years. Together they have two daughters and one son, four German Shepherds and one Yorkie. All (including the dogs) support Kim in her political endeavors.