Hon. Rick Larsen
Congressman Rick Larsen is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the Second Congressional District of Washington state, which stretches from northern Snohomish County clear to the Canadian border, encompassing all of Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.
Rick serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The Second District is home to Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, which are vital to the region’s economy and national security. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rick works hard to support these military bases and ensure that our men and women in uniform get the pay and benefits they deserve and the equipment they need to keep our country safe. He is also focused on ensuring that veterans have access to the resources and health care they need and deserve. Rick worked hard with local veterans to open a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Mount Vernon to make health care and services more accessible for veterans in the 2nd District.
As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rick is committed to investing in transportation to create jobs and keep the economy moving. He supported a number of transportation projects in Northwest Washington that created local jobs including installing sidewalks to schools in Arlington, constructing a new access road in Ferndale, and creating a park and ride lot in south Mount Vernon.
Rick is the Co-Chair of the bi-partisan Friends of New Zealand Congressional Caucus. He has been a stronger supporter of this strategic bilateral relationship and of the work of the United States | New Zealand Council.
He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress on U.S.-China issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business and political leaders from the United States and China
The Larsen family has been building a legacy in the Second Congressional District for more than a century. Rick and his wife, Tiia, are the proud parents of two sons, Robert and Per (pronounced “Pair”), who represent the fifth generation of Larsens in the district.