not seek reelection. Dicks is the Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations committee. In 1994. when Republicans swept into power in the house, the only Democrats left standing that year were Jim McDermott, who represented Seattle and Norm Dicks, who was well regarded by both parties. The Democrats later won back several of the lost seats. He has been credited with the clean up of Puget Sound and bolstering defense spending in our state. He has been hailed as a friend to Boeing and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Before his election to Congress, Dicks served on the staff of Legendary Senator Warren Magnuson. He was a football star for the Washington Huskies, playing on the Rose Bowl team in 1960.