Rick Larsen

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Rick Larsen
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U.S. House, Washington, District 2
In office
January 3, 2001-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 13
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County council member, Snohomish, WA
Bachelor'sPacific Lutheran University
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
BirthdayJune 15, 1965
Place of birthArlington, WA
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (b. June 15, 1965) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington. Larsen represents the 2nd congressional district of Washington and was first elected to the House in 2000.


After earning his master's degree in public affairs, Larsen worked as director of public affairs for the Washington State Dental Association and then as an economic development official with the Port of Everett. He went on to serve on the Snohomish County Council before seeking election to the U.S. House.


  • 2001-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1998-2000: County council, Snohomish, WA
  • 1990-1991: Economic development official, Port of Everett
  • 1991-1998: Washington State Dental Association

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Larsen is a member of the following House committees[1]


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Larsen voted with the Democratic Party 91.1% of the time, which ranked 136 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[2]



Larsen is running for re-election in 2012.[3]


On November 2, 2010, Larsen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating John Koster (R).[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 2, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Larsen Incumbent 51.1% 155,241
     Republican John Koster 48.9% 148,722
Total Votes 303,963

Campaign donors

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

Larsen won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Larsen's campaign committee raised a total of $2,028,596 and spent $2,080,326.[5]


Larsen and his wife, Tiia, have two sons.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Metcalf
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, 2nd District
Succeeded by