City: Sunnyside, Washington
Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1973. Earned a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Washington State University in 1977.
Political experience: Elected to Congress in 2014. Previously served as director of Washington Department of Agriculture 2009-2013, and before that as a state representative 2003-2009.
Work experience: Third-generation farmer. His family still operates an 850-acre farm near Sunnyside, growing hops, tree fruit and grapes.
Family: Married. Has two adult children.
Campaign contributions: Reported raising $1.6 million with $871,000 cash on hand as of June 30, 2022.
Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in 2017. Newhouse has since remarried, and has earned the trust of the district through his thoughtful approach to lawmaking, supporters said.
The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a year ago. If she’s elected to a ninth term, McMorris Rodgers said she’d like to serve as ranking member or chair of the committee responsible for policing data privacy and online commerce, among other issues.
Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas law less than four years ago. But Democrats see a pattern of eroding reproductive and privacy rights for women that will once again be fought in the courts.