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Denny Heck: U.S. Representative, District C3

Denny Heck was raised in Vancouver, WA, and has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 1976, he was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in the 17th district, and served 5 terms. He served as Majority Leader while serving in the House and co-chaired the Education Committee. He was chief of staff to former Gov. Booth Gardner from 1989–1983.

A successful businessman, in 1993 Denny founded TVW, the Washington State public affairs network. Denny was an original investor in Real Networks, a company that pioneered streaming media for the Internet. He co-founded Intrepid Learning Solutions; is co-owner of Bruin Development; and is an investor and Board Chair for Digital Efficiency, a company that develops digital medical record solutions for health care providers.

Denny’s political background provides him with valuable insight into getting what it takes to get things done in the legislature. His business acumen is valuable in understanding the needs of the business sector. He is an analytical thinker, asks targeted questions, and is a seasoned decision-maker.

Denny’s focus on green jobs and clean energy supports Sierra Club goals. He hopes to create public investment in clean energy, including renewable energy development; he supports development of a Smart Grid for to better manage power usage; he also wants to create jobs in clean energy installation and retrofitting.

Go to Denny Heck’s campaign website for more information.