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Reichert 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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Dave Reichert
Dave Reichert.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Sheriff, King County, Washington
1997-2004
Education
Associate'sConcordia Lutheran College
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1976
Service branchU.S. Air Force Reserve
Years of service1971-1976
Personal
BirthdayAugust 29, 1950
Place of birthDetroit Lakes, Minnesota
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David G. "Dave" Reichert (b. August 29, 1950) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington. Reichert represents Washington's 8th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004. He won re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Reichert is a "centrist Republican leader".[2]

Biography

After receiving his associate's degree from Concordia Lutheran College, Reichert went into the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the King County, Washington, police force. He was elected county sheriff in 1997, and he served there until being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Reichert serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

Reichert was a member of the following House committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dave Reichert endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Reichert 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Reichert won re-election in 2012.[1][8] He and Karen Porterfield (D) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Keith Arnold (D), Ernest Huber (R), Keith Swank (R), and James Windle (I). They faced off again in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

Redistricting in 2012 added conservative territory to Reichert's 8th district. As such, Reichert's main challenge may be from the right, rather than the Democratic opposition he has faced in previous years. Swank has claimed to be more conservative than the incumbent.[12]

U.S. House, Washington District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert Incumbent 59.7% 180,204
     Democratic Karen Porterfield 40.3% 121,886
Total Votes 302,090
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Reichert won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Suzan DelBene (D).[13]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Reichert Incumbent 52.1% 161,296
     Democrat Suzan DelBene 47.9% 148,581
Total Votes 309,877

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Reichert's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Reichert won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Reichert's campaign committee raised a total of $2,793,788 and spent $2,770,293.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 8th District, 2010 - Dave Reichert Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,793,788
Total Spent $2,770,293
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $4,024,786
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $3,942,493
Top contributors to Dave Reichert's campaign committee
Microsoft Corp$46,650
Environmental Defense Fund$29,620
Paccar Inc$14,800
Steelhead Partners$13,306
Northwestern Mutual$13,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$196,405
Leadership PACs$191,160
Real Estate$154,100
Health Professionals$114,138
Insurance$108,030

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jackson paid his congressional staff a total of $928,790 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranks 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.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Reichert's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $178,009 to $545,000. That averages to $361,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Reichert has voted with the Republican Party 79.6% of the time, which ranked 238 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[17]

Recent news

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Personal

Reichert and his wife, Julie, have three children and six grandchildren.[18]

See also

Washington gubernatorial election, 2012
Gubernatorial elections, 2012
Governor of Washington

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jennifer Dunn
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 8
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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