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|U.S. House, Washington, District 10|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Evergreen State College|
|Birthday||July 29, 1952|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, Canada|
Prior to his election in the House, Heck served as a member of the Washington House of Representatives, as well as founder and CEO of a television channel modeled after C-SPAN called TVW (Television Washington). TVW is credited with the first-ever televised state court proceeding.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Heck is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Heck is a small business owner. He co-founded TVW and won a Emmy for a documentary he wrote and produced. He previously served in the State House of Representatives in the 1980s and served as Majority Leader until 1986. He also served as Chief of Staff to Gov. Booth Gardner.
Heck serves on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Heck listed some of his platform on his website:
- Social Security and Medicare
In the past few years we’ve seen a renewed effort by Republicans in Congress to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security. These vital programs have provided necessary medical assistance for millions of American seniors and have lifted millions more out of poverty. Congress needs to come up with ways of fixing these programs that don’t involve stripping seniors of benefits or coverage. 
- Congress needs to ensure that TRICARE and the VA provide the highest quality medical care in the world to veterans, servicemembers and their families. Congress also needs to make sure our veterans get the education, job opportunities, benefits and mental healthcare necessary to help them all make the transition back into civilian life.
Heck won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington's 10th District. Heck and Richard Muri advanced past the blanket primary and faced off in the general election on November 6,2012.
The 10th district was added in 2012 as a result of the 2010 Census findings. The new district is seen as favorable to Democrats.
|U.S. House, Washington District 10 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Washington District 3, 2010|
Comprehensive donor information for Heck is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Heck raised a total of $2,053,754 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.
|Denny Heck's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Washington, District 10)||$2,053,754|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,053,754|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Webster's reports.
|Denny Heck (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Heck won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Heck's campaign committee raised a total of $2,053,754 and spent $2,018,842.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 10th District, 2012 - Denny Heck Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$257,425|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$256,741|
|Top contributors to Denny Heck's campaign committee|
|State of Washington||$28,660|
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte||$18,500|
|New Democrat Coalition||$13,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$71,500|
Cost per vote
Heck spent $12.38 per vote received in 2012.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Heck missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.
The website OpenCongress 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.
Heck most often votes with:
Heck least often votes with:
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Heck's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,219,067 and $9,435,000. That averages to $6,827,033, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Denny Heck has voted with the Democratic Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 100 among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.
Heck is married with two sons.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Denny + Heck + Washington + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Congress is a work-free zone and will likely stay that way - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
- A New Day for Reverse Mortgages? - National Mortgage Professional Magazine
- DelBene votes with GOP to allow health plans that fall short - The Seattle Times
- Seeking DC's elusive 'common ground' - The Olympian
- 39 Members of Congress Join UAW to Stop Devastating Cuts to Science Programs - California Newswire
- Tigers' Cabrera wins second straight AL MVP award; Pirates' McCutchen wins in ... - Kansas City Star
- Let's think outside the box in 2016 - The Courier-Express
- FHA and the NRMLA Strive to Make Important Changes to the HECM Program - LoanSafe
- 23 Northwest Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain ... - Albany Tribune
- OPINION: Airport investigation an embarrassment for city leaders - Glenwood Springs Post Independent
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ The National Jounral "Denny Heck," accessed July, 2013
- ↑ Television Washington "Official Website," accessed July 2013
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Campaign website
- ↑ CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- ↑ Campaign website "Seniors"
- ↑ Campaign website "Military"
- ↑ AP Primary Results
- ↑ Politico "Washington redistricting plan a small win for Democrats," December 28, 2011
- ↑ Our Campaigns, "WA District 10 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Denny Heck," Accessed April 5, 2013
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Denny Heck 2014 Summary reports," Accessed August 1, 2013
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Heck Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 26, 2013
- ↑ GovTrack, "Denny Heck," Accessed April 11, 2013
- ↑ OpenCongress, "Rep. Denny Heck," Accessed August 8, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Heck (D-Washington), 2011"
- ↑ OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
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