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ENG: Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (born June 15, 1965) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life, education and career Born in Arlington, Washington, he attended Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Minnesota, earning a master's degree in public affairs. He formerly worked as director of public affairs for the Washington State Dental Association and as a lobbyist for the dental profession. He also worked for the city of Everett, Washington as director of economic development for the city's port. Before being elected to the House, Larsen gained political experience when he served as a Snohomish County Councilman and as chair of the Snohomish County Council. Staff Twitter ...
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Rep. Larsen visits Qwuloolt Estuary


U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, took the time on Monday, Feb. 13, to visit the site of one of the Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration Projects that his support helped make possible, right in south Marysville.The Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project in Marysville will be sharing $2 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the Seahurst Beach Restoration Project in Burien.In the weeks prior to his visit, Larsen had spoken with Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, to emphasize the importance of the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project, as well ...


Larsen starting to introduce himself to S. Snohomish County


Congressman Rick Larsen has started to introduce himself to the people in South Snohomish County whom he hopes to represent after the 2012 election, a spokeswoman for Larsen says.Redistricting has put Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier into the 2nd Congressional District, which Larsen has represented for nearly 12 years.The district has included all the area from Everett north to the Canadian border, but, with redistricting, will include western Snohomish County except for Edmonds, plus the western parts of Skagit and Whatcom counties, and all of Island and San Juan counties, while the 1st ...


Larsen sacks aides after Tweets reveal boozy office antics


Congressman Rick Larsen has fired three aides after learning of their indiscreet tweets bragging about on-the-job drinking and insulting their boss. The Democratic Representative in Washington sacked the trio - Seth Burroughs, Elizabeth Robblee and Ben Byers - shortly after a report by the online NW Daily Marker outlined their Twitter feeds from August to early December. The tweets made repeated references to 'December to Remember' (D2R)- a phrase coined by the trio of staffers to define their attempt to spend the final month of the year in a state drunkenness. ... Source: ...


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One Week Ago
Friends – I know many of you are feeling disappointed and dispirited from the election. It still hurts that a week ago, Donald Trump became our President-elect. Trump’s rhetoric has left some of our friends and neighbors scared. Scared that their families may be separated. Scared that our progress as a nation may be impeded. Scared that they may no longer have a place in this great country. I hear that anxiety and fear. I will stand up and fight hateful rhetoric, decisions and actions from President-elect Trump. That starts today. I have strong differences with the incoming administration. But I am committed to working together where I can, and resisting where I must. The state of our country calls me to action. We must start today. We must start the work of building coalitions to be prepared for the next fight. Please stand with me today as our work is clearly not done. Rick
Steve Bannon
Friends, President Elect Donald Trump made a huge statement by selecting Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. And not a good one. Steve Bannon is not a person who can help unify our country. He has spent his career defending the fringe of the Republican Party. He has openly promoted racism, misogyny and xenophobia. The alt-right should not be walking the halls of the White House or have a direct line to the President. This is just downright frightening. I stand with the Anti-Defamation League, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the People for the American Way in denouncing President-elect Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon. In Washington state, our diversity is one of our strengths. I want communities of color and all marginalized communities to know I am going to continue to stand with them to ensure that even if the President-elect does not believe in inclusiveness, at least their Member of Congress does. I have had enough. The fear spreading through our communities wa
At Hearing Featuring United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, Larsen Shines Spotlight on Consumer Protection
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today helped lead a hearing examining customer service problems associated with US airlines. Today’s hearing follows the forcible removal of a passenger from United Airlines Flight 3411, an incident which became a flashpoint in the relationship between US airlines and the flying public. “Mr. Munoz, I want to make clear to you and all of the other airlines, including those who are not here, what happened on United Express 3411 cannot happen again,” said Larsen. “We’re here to discuss what went wrong and how such a scenario can be prevented from happening again. The incident that took place on April 9 was a result of United Airlines’ policy failures – failures your company took steps to recognize last week. But in truth these problems are not specific to United. Several of the airlines represented here today have recognized room for improvements in their own bookings
Thank you
Friends, We had a big win for the 2nd District this week. The numbers are still coming in, but it looks like we may well see voter support at more than 65%. I see this overwhelming support as a firm foundation and mandate for me to continue to focus on the priorities I have set: addressing climate change, protecting the environment, fighting for transportation investments and jobs, and making sure veterans get the resources they have earned. I want to thank you for all of the support you have provided to me and my campaign. With your help, we knocked on 15,623 doors and made 15,369 phone calls. You helped bring this victory to the finish line. That said, I know that the results of the presidential election may have left many disappointed and dispirited. As President Obama and Secretary Clinton both stated, we must come together for the good of our country now. I expect to have some strong differences with the incoming administration, but I am committed to working together where I can,



 
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