Rick Larsen

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Rick Larsen currently serves the 2nd Congressional district of Washington

Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen, a Democrat, has represented the Second Congressional District of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Larsen voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1] More recently, on his website he has stated: "It's time for a new direction in Iraq. I believe that instead of spending our military might keeping a lid on Iraq's civil war, we should focus on fighting terrorists, using all the elements of our national power." [1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Abortion

Larsen has been consistantly supported by Naral Pro-Choice America, indicating a pro-choice stance. [2] In addition he voted "No" on the controversial Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, which banned a certain type of abortion procedure-sometimes considered the best procedure when the woman's health is at risk. [3] However, there is no statement on his website clarifying his stance on abortion.

Energy

Larsen has stated that he will continue to support "legislation to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency and help create thousands of jobs." [4] Furthermore, he has voted for research in biofuels and alternative energy, while voting against construction of new oil refineries and offshore drilling. [5]

Gay Marriage/Civil Rights

Larsen has voted "NO" twice on federal constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage and defining marriage as between one man and one woman, in 2004 and 2006, respectively. [6] He was rated to represent the interests of the Human Rights Campaign by 75% in 2006, indicating a pro-gay rights stance. [7]


Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Born June 15, 1965 in Arlington, Washington, Larson attended Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Minnesota, earning a Master's Degree in Public Affairs. Before being elected to the House, he served as Snohomish County Councilman and Council Chair.

Congressional career

He was first elected to the House in 2000.

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated Douglas Robert Roulstone to face Larson in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [8] Larsen retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Rick Larsen
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Rick Larsen. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
107 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4702
Phone: 202-225-2605
Fax: 202-225-4420
Email: rick.larsen AT mail.house.gov

District Office - Bellingham:
104 West Magnolia, Room 206
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-733-4500
Fax: 360-733-5144

District Office - Everett:
2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-252-3188
TollFree: 800-562-1385
Fax: 425-252-6606

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Larsen for Congress website

Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen
PO Box 326
Everett, WA 98206

Phone: (425) 259-1866
Fax: (425) 259-0117

rick@ricklarsen.org

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

External articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Roles and Missions Panel, House Roles and Missions Panel/Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, House Roles and Missions Panel/Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Regulations Healthcare and Trade, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Snohomish County Council
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 104 West Magnolia, Room 206, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-733-4500 / Fax: 360-733-5144
2. 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F, Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-252-3188 / Fax: 425-252-6606




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.ricklarsen.org/
Webform Email: / Email: rick@ricklarsen.org

Campaign Offices:

1. PO Box 326, Everett, WA 98206
Phone: (425) 259-1866 / Fax: (425) 259-0117



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Date of Birth: June 15, 1965