Richard Reuther

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Richard Reuther
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 8b
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Richard Reuther was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 8b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Reuther's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "The legislature and local communities must create jobs, restore economic security, and strengthen the economic base through leadership and new and expanded industries. Through new leadership, strength in science, technology, and agriculture will create business dollars in the local community. "
  • Budget Balancing
Excerpt: "The legislature must review more than 400 tax breaks to meet the needs of local citizens and grow the economy. New leadership in fair taxes balances the duty to fund the needs of the community."
  • "Paramount Duty" to Fund Public Schools
Excerpt: "Beyond money, new leadership in the legislature must create a culture of responsibility and collaboration among parents, teachers, administrators, and local community members. "
  • Growth in the Tri-Cities
Excerpt: "New leadership must plan for the more than 400,000 residents who will live in the Tri-Cities in the next 2 decades. Leadership must look forward, and not to the past, to prepare for an expansion in the economy, including housing, infrastructure, and schools. "



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reuther ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 8b. Reuther advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Larry Haler (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 8b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Haler Incumbent 72.4% 42,953
     Democratic Richard Reuther 27.6% 16,358
Total Votes 59,311
Washington State House of Representatives, District 8b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Haler Incumbent 54.7% 13,663
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Reuther 24.2% 6,035
     Republican Bob Parks 21.1% 5,278
Total Votes 24,976

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