Rick Larsen

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U.S. Representative

Rick Larsen (D)

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WA-02
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for WA-02

Confirmed: Dan Matthews, Rick Larsen
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for WA-02)
On the Web
Official website


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

Contents

Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 90 - 18/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 65 - 13/20 not avail.


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

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Boeing Co$ 12,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American Maritime Officers$ 10,000
Berkshire Hathaway$ 10,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 10,000
Caterpillar Inc$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 10,000
National Air Traffic Controllers Assn$ 10,000
Northrop Grumman$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Rick Larsen
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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
  • 108 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2605 Fax: 202-225-4420
    Webform email
District offices
  • 104 West Magnolia, Room 206, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Ph: 360-733-4500 Fax: (none entered)
  • 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F, Everett, WA 98201
    Ph: 425-252-3188 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

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

References

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

External resources

  • Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
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