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.
Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, as Loren Culp was leaving his election night party at Rick’s Eatery in Moses Lake, one of the restaurant’s patrons wanted to make it clear not everyone in the Central Washington’s 4th congressional district agrees with far-right candidates like Culp who have come to dominate the Republican Party.
With Newhouse and White poised to survive primary, Culp blames ‘spoiler candidates’ for dividing Trump-aligned voters
As incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse was poised to advance through the 4th congressional district primary despite voting to impeach former President Donald Trump, on Wednesday his fellow Republican Loren Culp, who was endorsed by Trump, blamed his third-place finish on a crowded field of Trump-aligned candidates.
Dan Newhouse, despite impeachment vote, appears to survive contentious primary for Central Washington congressional seat
MOSES LAKE – After a crowded and contentious race that saw eight candidates vie to represent Central Washington’s 4th district in Congress, four-term Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, appeared poised to emerge from Tuesday’s top-two primary along with Yakima businessman Doug White, the only Democrat in the race.
Candidates make their final pitches in drama-filled primary for Central Washington’s 4th congressional district
SELAH, Wash. – On Sunday, Jerrod Sessler stood at the pulpit of the Bible Baptist Church in this Yakima County farming town and explained what may be the craziest race in Washington’s primary election that concludes Tuesday.
Tuesday’s primaries mark the biggest one-day electoral test so far for the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
Loren Culp doesn’t care about GOP unity. What will it mean if he’s the party’s nominee for Congress?
MOXEE, Washington – At a meeting in Moses Lake held by the Republican Women of Grant County last December, county GOP chairman Mike McKee asked a leading candidate for Congress what he would do to unify a “splintered and fractured” party.
MOXEE, Wash. – On Friday night, just four days before Washington’s primary election, Loren Culp stood in the middle of a restaurant in this Yakima suburb and told his supporters exactly what they wanted to hear.
In Central Washington’s 4th district, Dan Newhouse’s re-election hopes rest on voters getting over impeachment vote
OKANOGAN, Wash. – After Rep. Dan Newhouse voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021, local GOP leaders in his Central Washington district called for the four-term Republican to resign.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Washington appears to have tanked and Gov. Jay Inslee’s rating isn’t much better. But voters might feel more favorable toward Democrats than Republicans, a new survey suggests.
District 4 congressional race: Newhouse faces seven challengers in test of Trump’s influence in Central Washington
The race to represent Washington’s 4th congressional district may be the least predictable contest in the state’s Aug. 2 primary, as four-term Rep. Dan Newhouse faces six other Republicans and a Democrat.