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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)

  • District: 7th District, Most of Seattle and inner suburbs
  • Residence: Seattle
  • Born: December 28, 1936; Chicago, Ill.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Divorced; two children
  • Education: Wheaton College (Ill.), B.S. 1958; U. of Illinois, M.D. 1963
  • Military Service: Navy Medical Service Corps 1968-70
  • Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1971-73; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1972; Wash. Senate, 1975-87; Democratic nominee for governor, 1980; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1984; U.S. House, 1989-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (13th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 7th District, Most of Seattle and inner suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim McDermott (D) 298,368 79.6%
Ron Bemis (R) 76,212 20.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 79% Mitt Romney: 18%
2008 Barack Obama: 80% John McCain: 18%

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