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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.)


District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1996; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2011
Born: March 7, 1956; Chama, N.M.
Residence: Vancouver
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Rachel Nugent; two children
Education: U. of Utah, B.S. 1977; U. of Wyoming, M.S. 1980; U. of Wyoming, Ph.D. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (6th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Environment - Chairman; Research and Technology); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2008generalBrian Baird (D) 216,70164.0
Michael Delavar (R) 121,82836.0
2006generalBrian Baird (D) 147,06563.1
Michael Messmore (R) 85,91536.9
2004generalBrian Baird (D) 193,62661.9
Thomas Crowson (R) 119,02738.1
2002generalBrian Baird (D) 119,26461.7
Joseph Zarelli (R) 74,06538.3
2000generalBrian Baird (D) 159,42856.4
Trent Matson (R) 114,86140.6
Erne Lewis (LIBERT) 8,3753.0
1998generalBrian Baird (D) 120,36454.7
Don Benton (R) 99,85545.3
1996generalLinda Smith (R) 123,11750.2
Brian Baird (D) 122,23049.8
Roll Call Vitals


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

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.