The Primary Election is over but with only 87 days to go until the General Election in November, the campaigns for the finalists become even more intense. Thursday night, friends gathered at the Olympia home of Merritt and Marsha Long to celebrate Denny Heck’s primary win in the state’s new 10th Congressional District.
Denny, a Democrat, received 41% of the vote and will face Republican Dick Muri in the General Election, in what promises to be a tough race.
Speaking to the guests, Denny emphasized his determination to return “a modicum of civility” to Congress, to reduce partisan bickering and allow Congress to get back to solving problems. And that means focusing on job growth.
Denny served in the Washington State House of Representatives for almost a decade and was the Majority Leader before leaving in 1986. He was Chief of Staff for Governor Booth Gardner from 1989 to 1993, co-founded TV Washington in 1993, and has spent the last decade in business ventures. He was defeated in a run for the 3rd Congressional District in 2010.