Norm Dicks

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Norm Dicks
Norm Dicks.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1977-January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)
1968-1976
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 1976
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.University of Washington School of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 16, 1940
Place of birthBremerton, WA
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Norman DeValois "Norm" Dicks (b. December 16, 1940) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington. Dicks represents the 6th congressional district of Washington and was first elected to the House in 1976. He did not run for re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Dicks is a "moderate Democratic follower".[2]

Biography

Dicks earned his bachelor's and J.D. from the University of Washington. He then became an aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson of Washington before pursuing his own political career.

Career

  • 1977-2013: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1968-1976: Aide to Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Dicks is a member of the following House committees[3]:

Issues

Investigation

Along with six other members of a the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls Pentagon spending, Dicks fell under scrutiny by ethics investigators in fall 2009. Two separate ethics offices are examining the seven lawmakers who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers under scrutiny, John P. Murtha (D-Penn.), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Dicks, Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), also received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Dicks did not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Doug Cloud (R).[5]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorman D. Dicks Incumbent 58% 151,873
     Republican Doug Cloud 42% 109,800
Total Votes 261,673

Campaign donors

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

Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Dicks's campaign committee raised a total of $1,412,760 and spent $1,582,738.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 6th District, 2010 - Norm Dicks Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,412,760
Total Spent $1,582,738
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $118,128
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $116,474
Top contributors to Norm Dicks's campaign committee
Boeing Co$22,000
Denny Miller Assoc$12,500
Puget Holding Co$10,500
Weyerhaeuser Co$10,500
Lockheed Martin$10,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lobbyists$95,905
Defense Aerospace$59,700
Defense Electronics$55,500
Casinos/Gambling$55,170
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$52,300

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. Dicks paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,103 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.[7]

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, Dicks' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $432,007 to $980,000. That averages to $1,412,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[8]

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, Dicks has voted with the Democratic Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 104 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[9]

Personal

Dicks and his wife, Suzanne, have two children.[10]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Floyd Hicks
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, 6th District
1977-2013
Succeeded by
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