City: Seattle, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator
Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.
Family: Married, two children.
On this race:
Elected Experience: Shoreline School Board, State Senator, United States Senator
Other Professional Experience: Shoreline Community College Cooperative Preschool Teacher
Education: Graduate, Washington State University
Community Service: No information submitted Statement: As your U.S. Senator, I've always put Washington state's families first and fought for you.
Fighting for you means saving and creating private sector jobs to get our economy moving. I've supported critical transportation projects across our state and invested in private industry, our ports, military bases and Hanford cleanup to create thousands of jobs. I'm working to continue Washington's leadership in clean energy and create new jobs across our region. And I'm fighting to bring the military's next tanker contract home to Washington's aerospace workers.
Fighting for you means helping veterans. As the daughter of a WWII veteran and member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, I'm fighting to give veterans and their families the support and respect they deserve. That means mental health care, job opportunities, and ending homelessness.
Fighting for you means putting families ahead of Wall Street and special interests. I have a grandson and I'm worried about our debt. That's why I support wise investments to grow our economy and put small businesses ahead of wealthy Wall Street CEOs. I voted to end taxpayer bailouts and put money back in your pockets through middle class tax cuts. I'll continue to protect Medicare and Social Security for seniors. And I'll ensure BP - not taxpayers - pays for the tragedy in the Gulf.
Fighting for you means investing in education. As a former preschool teacher, I've always worked to make our schools the best they can be: by lowering class sizes, supporting early education, ending gang violence, helping families pay for college and giving our workers critical training services.
I am honored to be your voice as Washington's U.S. Senator. I'll never stop fighting against the powerful on behalf of you and your families. I ask for your vote to continue to put Washington state first.
|Patty Murray (D)||1,262,778||52.15 %|
|Dino Rossi (R)||1,158,708||47.85 %|
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., today was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. “I thought he gave a very good speech,” Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said. “Like all (state of the union) speeches, it was short on details.”