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On the Issues


Money should not be speech, and corporations are not people...We must limit big money in politics by calling for a Constitutional amendment.  Read More »


Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 —in addition to adjusting for cost-of-living adjustments— would help create the jobs that America needs, that Washington needs, and most importantly, that the 8th district needs.  Read More »

  I strongly support increased funding for our local school districts and for continuing education for our teachers. Read More »


Our District is home to some of the most beautiful land in the world. From Snoqualmie Pass to Mount Rainier, we have an obligation to nurture and protect our environment.  Read More »


I am in support of legislation that will grant equal pay for equal work, so that women won't be paid only 77% of what men do.  Read More »

I strongly support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. More Americans covered by health insurance, more competitive insurance plans and more access to great quality healthcare means lower premiums and a healthier district, state and nation.  Read More »


I believe in comprehensive immigration reform. The balance between increased security at our borders, a path to citizenship and more visas for high-tech workers will serve to grow our economy and strengthen our bond as Americans. Read More »


I am a firearm owner. I believe in the second amendment to our federal constitution and I believe it applies to individual citizens and the right to own firearms.  Read More »


Social Security and Medicare are some of the most successful government programs in this nation’s history. We have a commitment to each other and our senior citizens to maintain and reinforce these programs.  Read More »

We are blessed to have some of the best and brightest in the world calling our district home. We must work together to utilize their skills to make our schools and local businesses more competitive and create an economic atmosphere where the technology industry can flourish. Read More »


Organized labor is an essential component of the United States economy. Read More »

As your representative, I would make funding and fixing our veterans programs a priority. Supporting our troops should mean continuing to support them even after they've returned home.

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I believe that women’s reproductive decisions are best left to women and their doctors...  Read More »







Committee to Elect Jason Ritchie
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