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 700-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 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 best land-use decisions don't come from federal bureaucrats. He's returning those decisions to local leaders and landowners.
Newhouse knows the issues that make Central Washington unique. He's holding the Federal government to 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. He's ensuring our forests are managed better to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, and improving the federal response when disaster does strike. And he’s protecting our clean, renewable hydropower while making sure dams and salmon can coexist.
Dan Newhouse is a champion for our veterans. His legislation was signed into law to make sure no veteran is ever denied emergency medical care, and he’s making sure the VA treats all vets with the respect they deserve.
Seniors -- Dan will protect Social Security. You paid into the system, and Newhouse will help ensure the government keeps its promise to you.
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.