2016 General Election Voters' Guide
Congressional District 10 - U.S. Representative

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Denny Heck
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience: U.S. Representative since 2013. State Representative, elected to five terms. Chaired historic Basic Education Subcommittee.

Other Professional Experience: Co-Founder, Intrepid Learning Solutions; Co-Founder and President, TVW – Washington’s version of C-SPAN; Chief of Staff, Governor Booth Gardner.

Education: B.A. - The Evergreen State College

Community Service: Denny and his wife of 40 years, Paula (a retired middle school principal), helped create the Olympia School District Education Foundation's Principals' Emergency Checkbook Fund, providing low income children with supplies to be successful in school. Denny served on the Board of the Washington State Historical Society and on the Washington Learns Commission.

Statement: It’s an honor serving you. Since my first day in office, I’ve focused on solving problems and building an economy that works for all South Sound families. I believe people who work hard and play by the rules should be able to get ahead.

We need to make sure the middle class and those working to get into it have a fair shot at a decent life. I championed new transportation funding that will complete SR-167, create jobs, and ease congestion around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. I support raising the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to help grow our economy. I’m fighting to make sure a woman’s right to choose is protected and women earn equal pay for equal work.

As the Representative of more than 80,000 veterans and thousands of servicemembers, I know we have a sacred obligation to those who serve in our armed forces. We need to keep holding the VA accountable for the services they deliver, and we need to demand our veterans, military families and servicemembers get the support they’ve earned.

I will always look out for seniors. I oppose all efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher program or privatize Social Security. We need to strengthen and preserve both of these commitments for future generations, not weaken them.

We must clean up and protect the Puget Sound. I’m leading the bipartisan effort to bring more federal attention and resources to our local recovery efforts.

We cannot let loud and violent voices shape our nation’s politics. Bipartisanship is still possible if we focus on solving problems. Let’s start by getting dark money out of politics once and for all. Your vote is important. I would be honored to earn it.

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