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Dan Newhouse

Dan Newhouse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Doc Hastings
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – February 17, 2009
Preceded by Barbara Lisk
Succeeded by David Taylor
Personal details
Born Daniel Milton Newhouse
(1955-07-10) July 10, 1955
Sunnyside, Washington, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Newhouse
Residence Sunnyside, Washington
Alma mater Washington State University
Profession Farmer
Religion Presbyterian

Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse (born July 10, 1955) is an American politician from Washington, where he served as Director of the Washington Department of Agriculture and is a former member of the Washington House of Representatives. He is a member to the United States House of Representatives for Washington's 4th congressional district and was sworn in on January 3, 2015.


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Newhouse graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a degree in agricultural economics in 1977.[1] He served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2003 through 2009.

In 2009, Christine Gregoire, former Democratic Governor of Washington, appointed Newhouse to head the state's agriculture department.[2]

Newhouse successfully contested the seat representing Washington's 4th congressional district, in the 2014 elections.[3] He and fellow Republican Clint Didier advanced to the November election after finishing in the top two in the August primary election,[4] 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 identifies with the Tea Party movement. On November 4, 2014, Newhouse defeated Didier, by a margin of 51%-49%.[5][6]

Personal life

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 WSU. Newhouse's father served in the Washington State House and Senate for a total of 34 years, retiring in 1998.[1] Dan Newhouse owns a 600-acre (240 ha) farm in Sunnyside.[3] Dan Newhouse has two adult children, Devon and Jensena.


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  5. ^ Newhouse beats Didier in 4th congressional district,; accessed November 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Tea Party turned back",; accessed November 30, 2014.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Doc Hastings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Seth Moulton
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Gary Palmer
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