Cantwell Statement on the Retirement of U.S. Representative Norm Dicks

Cantwell: ‘Dicks is an Institution in Washington Politics’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA-06) announced he will retire at the end of the year.

Norm Dicks is an institution in Washington politics. He has carried on a great tradition, following in the footsteps of his mentor, Senator Warren Magnuson.

“For more than 40 years, Norm has been involved in every major issue affecting our state – from protecting salmon and cleaning up the Puget Sound to supporting our military installations and fighting for the Air Force tanker.

“Often times, people would refer to Norm as Washington’s third senator. His impact on Washington state will be felt for generations to come.”