I am working for you
With so many questions about Congress these days, it’s important to me to always remember from where I came. Dad was a power line worker in Snohomish County for many years. Mom worked hard at home raising eight kids. It wasn't a fancy upbringing, but it was a solid one in my hometown of Arlington.
My parents always pressed us to do well in school and to remember our commitments to the community in which we live and serve. These values of service, commitment and community are what motivate me each day on your behalf. These values drive the priorities for which I am working.
When the election rolls around, voters will have one question: who works for them?
Serving in Congress is a privilege, and I have always been your neighbor first and your Congressman second. My heart has always been here in Washington state. I am working for you.
I am working for you by supporting our military families, veterans and retirees. I helped bring health care closer to our veterans and will continue to do all I can to support the missions of Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
I am working for you to support a forward thinking plan that creates jobs that invests in infrastructure, people and skills to maintain our economic leadership in the world. I want to see the label Made in American again.
Look at what we have accomplished:
- The Air Force chose the women and men at Boeing to build its new tanker here in Everett instead of somewhere else. I fought hard to bring those 11,000 jobs to our region while others wanted those jobs in Alabama or Europe.
- After many years of work, the aluminum plant in Whatcom County has a stable supply of power and is hiring people once more. I stood side-by-side with our local workers to bring new jobs here.
There is more to do:
Republican budget proposals will end Medicare as we know it, forcing seniors into a scheme that ends the guaranteed health care benefit and doubles out-of-pocket health care costs while continuing tax breaks to the richest of Americans. I will protect Medicare.
We need to reduce dependence on foreign sources of energy and reduce our exposure to market speculators who drive up gas prices or middle class and seniors and repeal subsidies for the largest oil and gas companies and devote the savings to deficit reduction.
We need to grow our economy and create private sector jobs as a major step to shrinking the deficit and controlling the debt.
My heart is right here at home in Washington state. I am working for you. I ask for your continued support.
Latest from the Campaign
In the News
|October 30||Larsen for Congress, McKenna for governor, Stanwood/Camano News|
|October 21||Endorsements: Congressional Districts 1 and 2 , Skagit Valley Herald|
|October 21||OUR VIEW: Herald supports candidates who will lead cooperatively, The Bellingham Herald|
|October 21||Re-elect Rep. Rick Larsen, The Everett Herald|
|October 15||The Times recommends: Re-elect U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, 2nd Congressional District, The Seattle Times|