was a 2010 Conservative candidate for District 38, Washington State Senate
. The primary election was on August 11, 2010. The state legislative general election is November 2, 2010
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Rieger's opponents in the August 17 primary were Jean Berkey (incumbent) and Nick Harper. Harper defeated incumbent Berkey in the District 38 primary on August 17 by a margin of 7,133-6,547. Rieger garnered 6,626 votes which gave him the second spot. Harper defeated Rieger in the general election on November 2.
| Washington State Senate, District 38 Primary (2010)
| Nick Harper (D)
| Rod Rieger
| Jean Berkey (D)
|| 32.16 %
Rieger's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Cut Spending and Reduce Taxes
- Excerpt: "When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation."