Yakima, WA – Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) launched his campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Washington’s 4th Congressional District this weekend with well-attended events in Yakima and Tri-Cities. Newhouse is a conservative Republican with a proven track record of working hard to solve problems for Central Washington families.
“I have been humbled by the honor and responsibility of representing Central Washington in Congress, and I believe I can continue to contribute to solving challenges for the people of Central Washington and for the nation. I am proud to announce my intention to seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives,” Newhouse said.
At his events, Newhouse pointed to several successes of the 114th Congress, but said there are still significant challenges he hopes to tackle.
“While I am proud of the important legislation we’ve passed, including education reform to transfer decision-making power back to the local level, the first major transportation package passed in a decade to improve America’s roads, bridges, and infrastructure, and significant tax and regulatory reform to provide more certainty for American taxpayers, there is much more work to be done.”
He identified top priorities including working to take concrete steps to balancing the budget and bringing down the national debt, ensuring the Hanford cleanup process continues on track, securing resilient water supplies to prepare for potential shortages or future droughts, and changing federal forest management and fire mitigation policies to protect Central Washington families from catastrophic wildfires.
Newhouse concluded, “Should I be fortunate enough to be re-elected by my constituents, I look forward to continuing to work on solutions for the 4th District and the entire nation.”
Washington’s 4th Congressional District contains eight counties, including Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Okanogan, Yakima, and a portion of Walla Walla County.
Newhouse is a lifelong resident of Central Washington. A third-generation Yakima Valley farmer, he brings real-world experience to Congress as a businessman, conservative state legislator, and former Director of Washington State’s Department of Agriculture. Newhouse currently serves on the Committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rules, three committees with jurisdiction directly pertaining to critical issues facing Central Washington.
He and his wife Carol live in Sunnyside. They have two adult children, Jensena and Devon, and a daughter-in-law, Hailey. The Newhouse family continues to operate a 600-acre farm where they grow hops, tree fruit, and grapes.