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Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.)

District: 10th District
Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1977-85; Wash. House chief clerk, 1985-87; candidate for Wash. Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1988; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: July 29, 1952; Vancouver, Wash.
Residence: Olympia
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Paula Heck; two children
Education: Evergreen State College, B.A. 1973; Portland State U., attended 1974-75
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Monetary Policy & Trade; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalDenny Heck (D) 99,27954.7
Joyce McDonald (R) 82,21345.3
2012generalDenny Heck (D) 163,03658.6
Richard Muri (R) 115,38141.4
2010generalJaime Herrera Beutler (R) 152,79953.0
Denny Heck (D) 135,65447.0
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 (@RepDennyHeck)

Rep. Denny Heck 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.