After serving 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Norm Dicks is calling it quits. Dicks announced his plans to retire on March 2. Jesse Young is running for Dicks's seat in the 6th District, and was endorsed by the Grays Harbor Republican Party by unanimous vote at its October 4 Central Committee Meeting.
"The party's October endorsement of Jesse Young showed our confidence in Jesse, his campaign, and his ability to effect positive change for Grays Harbor," said Kristine Lowder, Grays Harbor Republican Party Chair. "Harborites can look forward to having a young, dynamic business professional who thinks 'outside the box' and knows how to get things done representing them in Congress."
Said Young, "I want to thank Congressman Dicks for his many years of public service. As he begins to chart a new course in life, I also extend my best wishes for health and prosperity in his future endeavors. Enjoy your family Congressman Dicks, and thank you again for your service." He added, "As for the future of the 6th district, I look forward to sharing our plans for effective job growth and fiscal responsibility within the district and in our nation’s capital. I am also excited to engage the people of this wonderful district and share my vision for how we can position ourselves to be at the forefront of economic recovery and prosperity."
The son of a hard-working single mom whose family was once homeless, Young grew up in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. He is a high school class valedictorian and worked as a dishwasher to help pay for his college education at Notre Dame, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in 1999. Since then, Young has traveled around the United States consulting with major corporations in the aerospace, healthcare, energy, insurance, and real estate industries. In 2007, Jesse accepted the position of Senior Business Technology Consultant with Russell Investments, then headquartered in Tacoma, where he consulted in the departments of Global Human Resources, Global Finance and the Office of the CEO.
Jesse, his wife Jennie and their five children reside in Gig Harbor, Washington where they are active members in their church and community.
Washington's Sixth Congressional District encompasses the Olympic Peninsula and includes Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties and parts of Mason and Pierce Counties. For more, see: www.jesseyoungforcongress.com, or contact Terry Moore, Grays Harbor County Chair for the Jesse Young for Congress WA-6th (R) campaign at: 289.7978.
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