Former lawmaker joins race for Hastings' seat

2/20/2014 5:00 PM
By Associated Press

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A former state Department of Agriculture director has joined the race for Washington's 4th Congressional district seat.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( Dan Newhouse announced Thursday that he will run to replace the retiring Doc Hastings. Newhouse, a Republican, ran the state's Department of Agriculture under Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire. Before that he served as a lawmaker in the state House of Representatives.

Newhouse is a Sunnyside native and runs a farm in the area. His father, Irving Newhouse, was a state lawmaker for 34 years. If elected to Congress, he says he would work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, protect dams and work to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Franklin County Commissioner Brad Peck, state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry and former NFL player Clint Didier have also declared their candidacy.


Information from: Tri-City Herald,

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