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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2010; Wash. Department of Revenue director, 2011-12; U.S. House of Representatives, 2012-present
Born: Feb. 17, 1962; Selma, Ala.
Residence: Medina
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Husband, Kurt DelBene; two children
Education: Reed College, B.A. 1983; U. of Washington, M.B.A. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research - Ranking Member; Conservation & Forestry; Nutrition); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law)

Election History
2014generalSuzan DelBene (D) 124,15155.0
Pedro Celis (R) 101,42845.0
2012generalSuzan DelBene (D) 177,02553.9
John Koster (R) 151,18746.1
2012specialSuzan DelBene (D) 216,14460.4
John Koster (R) 141,59139.6
2010generalDave Reichert (R) 161,29652.1
Suzan DelBene (D) 148,58148.0
Roll Call Vitals


Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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