|U.S. House, Washington, District 8|
|January 3, 2005-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|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 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 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 serves on the following committees:
- Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Human Resources Chair
Reichert was a member of the following House committees:
- Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Trade
- Subcommittee on Health
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.
Reichert won re-election in 2012. 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.
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.
|U.S. House, Washington District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dave Reichert Incumbent||59.7%||180,204|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Reichert ranked 207th in the liberal rankings.
Percentage voting with party
Reichert voted with the Republican Party 79.6% of the time, which ranked 238 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
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Reichert and his wife, Julie, have three children and six grandchildren.
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- Media coverage:
- CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Gov Track "Reichert" Accessed May 15, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REICHERT, David G., (1950 - )"
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Congressman Dave Reichert, Serving Washington's Eighth Congressional District "Committee Membership"
- The Colombian, "Reichert endorses Romney in Wash. GOP caucus," February 28, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Reichert House website "Reichert Statement on New 8th Congressional District Map," Accessed January 14, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- 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
- LegiStorm, "Dave Reichert," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Dave Reichert (R-Wash), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 17, 2011
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