Dan Newhouse

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Dan Newhouse
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 4
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington Director of Agriculture
February 18, 2009 - April 1, 2013
Washington House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1977
Place of birthSunnyside, Washington
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Newhouse is a former Director of Agriculture for Washington state. He was first appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire on February 18, 2009. He previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.[1]

Newhouse is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington.[2][3][4] Clint Didier (R) and Newhouse were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary. They will face off in the general election.[5]


Newhouse and his wife, Carol, operate a farm producing hops, tree fruit, grapes and alfalfa.[1] His father, Irv, served in the Washington State Legislature for 34 years, and the Senate building is named after him. Newhouse was first elected to the state House in 2002 and served until he was named state Director of Agriculture in 2009.[6]


  • B.S., agricultural economics, Washington State University, 1977
  • Graduate, Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program

Political career

Washington Director of Agriculture (2009-2013)

Newhouse served as Washington Director of Agriculture from February 18, 2009 to April 1, 2013.[1]

Washington House of Representatives (2003-2009)

Newhouse represented District 15 in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.[7]



See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Newhouse is a candidate in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 4th District.[2] Clint Didier (R) and Newhouse were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[5]The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Washington District 4, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClint Didier 30.4% 22,304
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Newhouse 26.6% 19,517
Estakio Beltran 11.3% 8,298
Janea Holmquist 10.5% 7,720
Tony Sandoval 6.9% 5,076
George Cicotte 6.5% 4,733
Richard Wright 3.3% 2,426
Gavin Seim 2% 1,462
Josh Ramirez 1.4% 1,033
Glen Stockwell 0.6% 434
Gordon Pross 0.2% 137
Kevin Midbust 0.2% 124
Total Votes 73,264
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


Dan Newhouse's June 1, 2014 ad, "Conservative Leadership."

Dan Newhouse's July 2014 ad, "Your Word."



Newhouse was appointed as Washington Director of Agriculture by Gov. Chris Gregoire effective February 18, 2009.[8]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Newhouse's reports.[9]

Dan Newhouse (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$0.00$162,200$(1,624.97)$160,575.03
Running totals

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Washington Director of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Bud Hover