|U.S. House, Washington, District 6|
|January 3, 1977-January 3, 2013|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||37|
|Aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
|J.D.||University of Washington School of Law|
|Birthday||December 16, 1940|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, WA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- 1977-2013: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1968-1976: Aide to Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)
Dicks is a member of the following House committees:
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Ranking member
- Subcommittee on Defense Ranking member
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.
Dicks did not seek re-election in 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Doug Cloud (R).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 6, 2010|
|Democratic||Norman D. Dicks Incumbent||58%||151,873|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 6th District, 2010 - Norm Dicks Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$118,128|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$116,474|
|Top contributors to Norm Dicks's campaign committee|
|Denny Miller Assoc||$12,500|
|Puget Holding Co||$10,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$52,300|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
Dicks voted with the Democratic Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 104 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
Dicks and his wife, Suzanne, have two children.
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- Media coverage:
- Wall Street Journal "Rep. Norm Dicks, 18-Term Incumbent, to Retire," March 2, 2012
- Gov Track "Dicks" Accessed May 23, 2012
- House Committee on Appropriations - Democrats "About the Committee," Accessed November 16, 2011
- 7 on defense panel scrutinized, Washington Post, October 30, 2009
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Norm Dicks 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Norm Dicks," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Norm Dicks (D-Wash), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011
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