Washington State – Thank You Representative Dicks
‘Rep. Norm Dicks, the ranking member on the Appropriations Committee, announced today he is retiring at the end of the year’.
“After 18 terms representing the people of the 6th Congressional District of Washington, preceded by eight years on the Staff of Senator Warren G. Magnuson, Suzie and I have made the decision to change gears and enjoy life at a different pace,” the Democrat said in a statement’.
From : http://atr.rollcall.com/appropriations-ranking-member-norm-dicks-to-retire/
Should be an easy ‘hold’ for the Democrats :
‘The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly described the 6th district as a likely hold for the party, while national Republicans in the immediate aftermath were assessing how competitive the district is with Dicks no longer running’.
From : http://atr.rollcall.com/washington-no-shortage-of-successors-looking-at-norm-dicks-seat/
And for the other retiring members of Congress this session :