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Encyclopedia > Rick Larsen
Second Congressional District of Washington

Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (born June 15, 1965), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the Second Congressional District of Washington.

Born in Arlington, Washington, he 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.

He was elected to the House in 2000, and sits on the Armed Services Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Agriculture Committee.

Larsen won his third term in the election held 2 November 2004.

Preceded by:
Jack Metcalf (R)
U.S. Representative
Washington 2
Followed by:
Currently in office

External links

  • official website (http://www.house.gov/larsen/)
  • campaign website (http://www.ricklarsen.org/)

  Results from FactBites:
Free Rick Larsen! - Rep. Rick Larsen voted against starting the Iraq war. Why won’t he support ending the ... (957 words)
Larsen, and asking for a meeting, or a telephone conference, or a written response - to no avail.  And in that same time period, there have been 8 arrests, 4 trespass orders, numerous protests, pleas and other futile attempts to get Mr.
Larsen’s Washington staff, however not in the office but in the hall [no, we say], in the street [no, we say] and finally a public restaurant amid the clatter of coffee cups and a background of pop rock.
Representative Rick Larsen was informed last year by the President of Iraq himself, that any plan to stabilize that country through the deployment of civilian police was an ill-fated endeavor.
Council for a Livable World: Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) (367 words)
Larsen says "the greatest national security threat to the United States, particularly in this age of terrorism, is poorly secured weapons of mass destruction (WMD), WMD materials, and WMD expertise." He supports increased funding for programs that stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, such as the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program.
Larsen opposed the war in Iraq, and voted against the resolution to authorize the use of force.
While Larsen is critical of the Bush administration's rush to war in Iraq and its subsequent handling of the war and the ensuing insurgency, he believes that the United States now has an obligation of the people of Iraq.
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