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Rick Larsen for Congress


Meet Rick Larsen

“I have always been your neighbor first and your Congressman second. My heart has always been here in Washington state. I have the right priorities: working to improve the local economy and create jobs and working across party lines to get things done. I ask for your vote.” – Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen was born and raised in Arlington, Washington. His dad, Dick Larsen, worked as a lineman for the Snohomish County Public Utility District. His mom, Yolanda Larsen, stayed at home full-time raising Rick and his seven brothers and sisters. As Rick says, “It wasn't a fancy upbringing, but it was a solid one in my hometown of Arlington.”

Rick and his wife, Tiia, have two sons, Robert and Per. They represent the fifth generation of the Larsen family to call this area home. Rick’s great-grandfather settled in Deming and helped build a local church. Rick’s mom and many other family members are proud to still call Northwest Washington home.

In Congress, Rick puts the needs of Northwest Washington first and works across party lines to find solutions to local problems. In the last two years, Rick has been working to pass bipartisan legislation to create jobs here by helping businesses export their goods overseas, he worked hard to cut through red tape in D.C to make sure we had the fastest federal response possible to the Skagit River Bridge collapse, and fought for passage of a robust transportation bill to create jobs here at home.

As a senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Rick is fighting for investments in roads, bridges, highways and transit systems. And as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, he fights for the long-term vitality of Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and to make sure that members of the military and veterans get the support they have earned.

Rick learned the values of service, commitment and community from his parents, and carries those Northwest Washington values with him while representing us in Congress.


Latest from the Campaign

January 21 Join My Campaign
January 14 62 Times
January 8 Help Me Reduce Gun Violence
December 19 Omnibus Bill
October 20 Shut Down the Benghazi Committee
October 16 Join Me: November 13 Everett Business Lunch

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In the News

November 19 Larsen supports accepting Syrian refugees, sees it as a way to combat terrorism, Journal of the San Juan Islands
November 18 Editorial: Being accessible is important, South Whidbey Record
October 27 Feds kick in $10M for new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Everett Herald
October 26 $10 million federal grant issued to Mukilteo ferry terminal, South Whidbey Record
October 9 Larsen Votes Against Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban, The Journal of the San Juan Islands

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Delivering for Northwest Washington

Rick Larsen is a local guy who is committed to working on local issues. For him there is no "other Washington" – only the one we live in.

Rick's working hard for our district to make a real difference in our community. Learn more about some of the projects that that's he's working on.

Meet Rick Larsen

Rick LarsenRick Larsen has represented Washington state's 2nd Congressional District since 2000. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.