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Meet Rick

My family has called Northwest Washington home for more than 100 years. My great-grandparents settled in the Deming area in the late 1800s, and since then, my family has shared the experiences and concerns of many in our region.

I was born and raised in Northwest Washington, attended public schools and worked my way through college at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

As the son of a union power line worker and a mom who managed the books while raising eight kids, I learned early in life the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work. With that many siblings, working together was a necessity and finding common ground was just part of growing up. My wife, Tiia, and I have worked hard to instill those same values in our two sons, Robert and Per, the fifth generation of Larsen's to call Washington state home.

The values of service and community continue to shape my priorities in Congress. I am guided by the lessons I learned growing up in the Pacific Northwest while I work to support working families, expand access to health care and fight climate change.