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
|October 20||Shut Down the Benghazi Committee|
|October 16||Join Me: November 13 Everett Business Lunch|
|October 15||Join Me: November 12 Bellingham Reception|
|October 12||Join Me: November 9 Seattle Reception on Capitol Hill|
|September 29||House Republicans Continue Their Witch Hunt|
|September 18||Help Me Overturn Citizens United|
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|