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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: King County sheriff, 1997-2005; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Aug. 29, 1950; Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Residence: Auburn
Religion: Lutheran - Missouri Synod
Family: Wife, Julie Reichert; three children
Education: Concordia College (Ore.), A.A. 1970
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 1971-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources; Tax Policy; Trade - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalDave Reichert (R) 125,74163.3
Jason Ritchie (D) 73,00336.7
2012generalDave Reichert (R) 180,20459.7
Karen Porterfield (D) 121,88640.3
2010generalDave Reichert (R) 161,29652.1
Suzan DelBene (D) 148,58148.0
2008generalDave Reichert (R) 191,56852.8
Darcy Burner (D) 171,35847.2
2006generalDave Reichert (R) 129,36251.5
Darcy Burner (D) 122,02148.5
2004generalDave Reichert (R) 173,29851.5
Dave Ross (D) 157,14846.7
Spencer Garrett (LIBERT) 6,0531.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Washington Rep. Jim McDermott (D) is 30th.


Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@davereichert)

Rep. Dave Reichert has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.