On this race: Elected Experience: U.S. Congress, Washington’s 6th District, 1977 – Present. Committee assignments: Vice Chair, House Appropriations Committee; Chair, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Vice-Chair, Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.
Other Professional Experience: Staff, U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson (WA)
Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, 1963; Juris Doctorate, University of Washington, 1968.
Community Service: Norm is active in numerous community service organizations in Washington State. His community involvement includes serving as an honorary member of Rotary clubs in his district, on the Congressional Advisory Council of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and as a member of the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association.
Statement: Norm Dicks has built a well-deserved reputation as a hardworking public servant who remembers where he came from and who he fights for.
Norm knows that many families throughout his district are facing tough times because of the recent recession, and he is committed to using his influence in Congress to help communities bring new jobs and economic opportunities. Norm is fighting to make sure that Boeing has a fair shot at winning the bid for the Air Force air refueling tanker program, which will support thousands of good jobs in Washington State. He is committed to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and bringing clean energy jobs here. Norm will continue working to secure federal assistance for economic development efforts for communities in his district, including major ongoing downtown renewal projects in Tacoma and Bremerton.
Norm remains focused on protecting the lands we cherish, the air we breathe and our valuable water resources. He has fought to improve Washington’s three National Parks, championed the cause of protecting Puget Sound and Hood Canal and worked to restore critical habitat to enhance our Northwest salmon runs.
Norm has been a steadfast advocate for our military men and women, veterans, and their families. He’s fought for better education opportunities and medical care for military personnel and their families, and supported the largest increase in veterans’ health care funding in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs. During his next term, Norm will remain focused on ensuring that the men and women who serve in our armed forces have the facilities and equipment necessary to help complete their mission and to return home safely.
Norm Dicks, our voice in Congress, would appreciate your support based on his record of accomplishment, continued hard work, and pledge to keep fighting for our interests.