|U.S. House, Washington, District 8|
|January 3, 2005-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Sheriff, King County, Washington|
|Associate's||Concordia Lutheran College|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1976|
|Service branch||U.S. Air Force Reserve|
|Years of service||1971-1976|
|Birthday||August 29, 1950|
|Place of birth||Detroit Lakes, Minnesota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
Reichert is a member of the following House committees:
- Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Trade
- Subcommittee on Health
Percentage voting with party
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.
Reichert is running for re-election in 2012.
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. Reichert's opposition in the Republican primary will come from former King County sheriff Keith Swank and retired military commander Ernest Huber. Swank has claimed to be more conservative than the incumbent.
On November 2, 2010, Reichert won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Suzan DelBene (D).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 8, 2010|
|Republican||David G. Reichert Incumbent||52.1%||161,296|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 8th District, 2010 - Dave Reichert Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Environmental Defense Fund||$29,620|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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Reichert and his wife, Julie, have three children and six grandchildren.
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- Gov Track "Reichert" Accessed May 15, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REICHERT, David G., (1950 - )"
- Congressman Dave Reichert, Serving Washington's Eighth Congressional District "Committee Membership"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
- The Colombian, "Reichert endorses Romney in Wash. GOP caucus," February 28, 2012
- Reichert House website "Reichert Statement on New 8th Congressional District Map," Accessed January 14, 2012
- Seattle Times "Rep. Dave Reichert gets a challenge from the right," May 15, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Dave Reichert 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 17, 2011
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 17, 2011
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