Dave Reichert

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Dave Reichert
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U.S. House, Washington, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJennifer Dunn (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,922,916
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
Net worth$380,003
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David G. "Dave Reichert (b. August 29, 1950) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 8th congressional district. Reichert was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Reichert is currently serving his fifth consecutive term. [1].

Reichert is running for re-election in Washington's 8th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his election in the United States House of Representatives Reichert served as sheriff of King County in Washington. [2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Reichert is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

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.[8][9] 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.[10][11][12]

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.[13]

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"
U.S. House, Washington District 8 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert (R) Incumbent 37.2% 66,220
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Porterfield (D) 20.8% 37,083
Keith Swank (R) 6.1% 10,942
Keith Arnold (D) 4% 7,144
James Windle (Unaffiliated) 29.6% 52,696
Ernest Huber (R) 2.3% 4,165
Total Votes 178,250
[14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reichert is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Reichert raised a total of $11,922,916 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[19]

Dave Reichert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 8) Won $1,654,833
2010 US House (Washington, District 8) Won $2,793,788
2008 US House (Washington, District 8) Won $2,855,897
2006 US House (Washington, District 8) Won $3,039,766
2004 US House (Washington, District 8) Won $1,578,632
Grand Total Raised $11,922,916

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Reichert's reports.[20]

Dave Reichert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]4/15/2013$87,225.45$67,251.65$(59,340.81)$95,136.29
July Quarterly[22]7/15/2013$95,136.29$173,040.00$(67,977.07)$200,199.22
Running totals
$240,291.65$(127,317.88)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Reichert's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Reichert won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Reichert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,654,833 and spent $1,597,770.[23]

2010

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.[24]

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

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Reichert is a "centrist Republican leader" June 4, 2013.[25]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[26]

Reichert most often votes with:

Reichert least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Reichert missed 204 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 3.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Reichert 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.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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 2011 was estimated between $210,006 and $550,000. That averages to $380,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 5.12% from 2010.[29]

2010

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.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Reichert was 1 of 3 members who ranked 199th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

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.[32]


Voting with party

July 2013

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 91.0% of the time, which ranked 193 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[33]

Recent news

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Personal

Reichert and his wife, Julie, have three children and six grandchildren.[34]

See also

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

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  2. The National Journal "David Reichert" accessed July, 2013
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "REICHERT, David G., (1950 - )"
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Congressman Dave Reichert, Serving Washington's Eighth Congressional District "Committee Membership"
  6. The Colombian, "Reichert endorses Romney in Wash. GOP caucus," February 28, 2012
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
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  9. Reichert House website "Reichert Statement on New 8th Congressional District Map," Accessed January 14, 2012
  10. Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012
  11. Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
  12. AP Primary Results
  13. Seattle Times "Rep. Dave Reichert gets a challenge from the right," May 15, 2012
  14. Our Campaigns, "WA District 8 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Dave Reichert," Accessed April 5, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Dave Reichert 2014 Summary reports," Accessed August 1, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Reichert Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Dave Reichert 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 17, 2011
  25. Gov Track "Reichert" Accessed July 4, 2013
  26. OpenCongress, "David Reichert," Accessed August 8, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "David Reichert," Accessed April 11, 2013
  28. LegiStorm, "Dave Reichert," Accessed September 7, 2012
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Reichert (R-WA), 2011"
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Dave Reichert (R-Wash), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  34. Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 17, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Jennifer Dunn
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 8
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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