Elected Experience: Central Washington’s Representative in Congress since 2015. Washington State House of Representatives 2003-2009.
Other Professional Experience: Washington State Department of Agriculture Director, 2009-2013. Operates a 600-acre farm near Sunnyside where he grows hops, tree fruit, grapes and alfalfa. Past President, Hop Growers of America, Hop Growers of Washington, and Yakima County Farm Bureau. Member of the Columbia River Task Force, NRA, Central Washington Fair Board.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, Washington State University. Graduate of the Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.
Community Service: Daybreak Rotary Club, Sunnyside Republican Club, Member of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.
Statement: Dan Newhouse is a champion for Central Washington's families in Congress. He solves problems and stands up to the big spenders, regardless of party. True to his word, the first bill Dan signed onto in Congress was a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. Newhouse is pushing government to live within its means and cutting government red tape so jobs can grow.
A third-generation family farmer, Dan understands the value of hard work and that the best land-use decisions don't come from federal bureaucrats. He's returning land-use decisions to local leaders and landowners.
Newhouse knows the issues that make Central Washington unique. He's making sure the Federal government honors its obligation to clean up Hanford. He's renowned as an expert on water issues and is working to make the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project a reality. And he's ensuring our forests are managed better to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, and working to improve the federal response when disaster does strike.
Seniors -- Dan will protect Social Security. You paid into the system, and Newhouse will help ensure the government keeps its promise to you.
Dan Newhouse takes the oath he gave to support and defend the Constitution seriously. He will protect our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and is the only candidate in this race to be endorsed by the NRA.
Most candidates will say the right things, but Dan Newhouse has a proven track record to back up his words. He's been commended by business groups, Second Amendment supporters, pro-life organizations and land rights advocates for his rock-solid commitment to pro-jobs policies, traditional values and individual liberty. He brings conservative Central Washington values to Washington, DC. Please Vote to keep Republican Dan Newhouse working for us in Congress.