|U.S. House, Washington, District 6|
|January 3, 1977-January 3, 2013|
|Aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
|J.D.||University of Washington School of Law|
|Birthday||December 16, 1940|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, WA|
Dicks earned his bachelor's and J.D. from the University of Washington. He then became an aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson of Washington before pursuing his own political career.
- 1977-2013: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1968-1976: Aide to Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)
Dicks was a member of the following House committees:
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Ranking member
- Subcommittee on Defense Ranking member
Along with six other members of a the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls Pentagon spending, Dicks fell under scrutiny by ethics investigators in fall 2009. Two separate ethics offices are examining the seven lawmakers who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers under scrutiny, John P. Murtha (D-Penn.), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Dicks, Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), also received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.
Dicks voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
On November 2, 2010, Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Doug Cloud (R).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 6, 2010|
|Democratic||Norman D. Dicks Incumbent||58%||151,873|
Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Dicks's campaign committee raised a total of $1,412,760 and spent $1,582,738.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 6th District, 2010 - Norm Dicks Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$118,128|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$116,474|
|Top contributors to Norm Dicks's campaign committee|
|Denny Miller Assoc||$12,500|
|Puget Holding Co||$10,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$52,300|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Dicks paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,103 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranked 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Dicks' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $432,007 to $980,000. That averages to $1,412,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Dicks voted with the Democratic Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 104 among the 192 House Democratic members in November 2011.
Dicks and his wife, Suzanne, have two children.
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- King County Council Honors Congressman Norm Dicks - Voice of the Valley
- Congressman Norm Dicks to Join Van Ness Feldman - Business Wire (press release)
- Ex-Rep. Dicks takes his talents to bicoastal law firm - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
- Ex-lawmaker Norm Dicks takes job as lobbyist - Peninsula Daily
- Inside the Beltway: Rules a la Rumsfeld - Washington Times
- Daily DC Lateral Roundup: Van Ness Feldman; Alston & Bird - The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)
- Congress Members Sprint for Money to Lobby After Election - Bloomberg
- 2013 Graduation Ceremony at UPS set for May 19 - The Suburban Times
- Former Congress members sprint to jobs as lobbyists - Worcester Telegram
- Media Matters Not Sure The DoJ Was Wrong When It Violated AP Press ... - Huffington Post
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wall Street Journal "Rep. Norm Dicks, 18-Term Incumbent, to Retire," March 2, 2012
- ↑ Gov Track "Dicks" Accessed May 23, 2012
- ↑ House Committee on Appropriations - Democrats "About the Committee," Accessed November 16, 2011
- ↑ 7 on defense panel scrutinized, Washington Post, October 30, 2009
- ↑ U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Norm Dicks 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm, "Norm Dicks," Accessed September 7, 2012
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Norm Dicks (D-Wash), 2010"
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011
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