Daniel Milton Newhouse (born July 10, 1955) is an American politician and agricultural scientist from Washington, currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district. Prior to his election to Congress, Newhouse served as director of the Washington Department of Agriculture and as a member of the Washington House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Washington's 4th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Doc Hastings|
|Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture|
February 13, 2009 – March 11, 2013
|Member of the Washington House of Representatives|
from the 15th district
January 13, 2003 – February 17, 2009
|Preceded by||Barbara Lisk|
|Succeeded by||David Taylor|
Daniel Milton Newhouse
July 10, 1955
Sunnyside, Washington, U.S.
(m. 1982; died 2017)
Joan Galvin (m. 2018)
|Education||Washington State University (BS)|
Early life and careerEdit
Newhouse was raised on a farm in Sunnyside, east of Yakima, by his parents, Ruth and Irv Newhouse, with four sisters and a brother. Both of his parents and all of his siblings graduated from Washington State University. Newhouse's father served in the Washington State House and Senate for a total of 34 years, retiring in 1998.
Newhouse graduated from Washington State with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics in 1977. In college, Dan was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He also is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.
He served four terms in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003 through 2009, representing the 15th Legislative District. In 2009, Christine Gregoire, the then-Democratic Governor of Washington, appointed the Republican Newhouse to head the state's agriculture department. Newly elected governor Jay Inslee decided against re-appointing Newhouse as agriculture director in 2013.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
In February 2014, Newhouse entered the Republican primary for Washington's 4th congressional district. The incumbent, fellow 10-term Republican Doc Hastings, did not run in the 2014 elections. He and fellow Republican Clint Didier advanced to the November election after finishing in the top two in the August primary election, marking the first time that two Republican candidates would square off in a general election since the state adopted the "top two" primary system. The race on November 4 was very close, and was seen as a battle between the factions of the GOP; Newhouse is considered a mainstream Republican, while Didier openly identified with the Tea Party movement. On November 4, 2014, Newhouse defeated Didier, by a margin of 51%-49%.
Newhouse faced Didier in a rematch in 2016, placing first in the blanket primary with 44,720 votes (45.77%) to Didier's 26,892 (27.53%). In the general election, Newhouse decisively defeated Didier, by 132,517 votes (57.64%) to 97,402 (42.36%).
- Washington State Magazine. "Dan Newhouse '77 – Farm to director's office". Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Roesler, Richard (February 13, 2009). "Gregoire appoints East Side Republican as ag director". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Gov. Inslee Will Not Reappoint Dan Newhouse as Director of Dpt. of Agriculture". NBC Right Now. March 11, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Former state ag director Newhouse officially joins 4th District race". yakimaherald.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- "Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse: All-Republican contest for Congress". Strange Bedfellows – Politics News. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Newhouse beats Didier in 4th congressional district, khq.com; accessed November 30, 2014.
- "Tea Party turned back", blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics; accessed November 30, 2014.
- "Members". Congressional Western Caucus. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "Members". Republican Mains Street Partnership. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- "Member List". Republican Study Committee. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- "Members". U.S. - Japan Caucus. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
- Folsom, Geoff (February 21, 2014). "Newhouse latest to enter race for Congressional seat". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- Oliver, Miles Jay (May 14, 2017). "Carol Newhouse, wife of Yakima congressman, dies in Seattle". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
- "Rep. Dan Newhouse, Joan Galvin married in small ceremony". Yakima Herald-Republic. November 30, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. November 25, 2014.
- "Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. November 30, 2016.
- "Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. November 27, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
- Congressman Dan Newhouse official U.S. House site
- Campaign website
- Dan Newhouse at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority