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Norm Dicks

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Norm Dicks
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U.S. House, Washington, District 6
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 1977-January 3, 2013
Aide to U.S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 1976
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.University of Washington School of Law
Date of birthDecember 16, 1940
Place of birthBremerton, WA
Office website
Campaign website
Norman DeValois "Norm" Dicks (b. December 16, 1940) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington. Dicks represented the 6th Congressional District of Washington from 1976 to 2013. He did not run for re-election in 2012.[1]

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


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)

Committee assignments

U.S. House


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



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]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Dicks 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 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]



See also: Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Dicks did not seek re-election in 2012.[1] Derek Kilmer (D) defeated Bill Driscoll (R) in the general election.


On November 2, 2010, Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Doug Cloud (R).[6]

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.[7]


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 ranked 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.[8]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, 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.[9]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

Dicks voted with the Democratic Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 104 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[10]


Dicks and his wife, Suzanne, have two children.[11]

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