Denny (Denny) Heck (D-USH10)
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Capitol: 202.225.9740
FAX: 202.225.0129
District: 253.533.8332
District FAX:
Room 425 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4710

Residence: Olympia, WA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Paula Fruci   DOB: 7/29/1952
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Singapore Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus


On November 6th, 2012, the residents of Washington's new 10th Congressional District elected Denny Heck to be the district's first member of the United States House of Representatives.

Since taking office, Congressman Heck's top priorities have been creating jobs, growing our economy and keeping the American Dream alive for the middle class and those working to get into it. He has been a vocal advocate for military families and veterans as well as for the health and natural beauty of the Puget Sound's environment.

Congressman Heck serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee in charge of oversight of the seventeen elements of the U.S. Government's Intelligence Community and the Military Intelligence Program.

Congressman Heck is also the only Member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest that serves on the House Financial Services Committee. He is a member of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.

In the decade prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Heck successfully grew several small businesses in Washington State. One of those small businesses, which specializes in workplace education, was started in Olympia with only two employees. Today it employs more than 300 people throughout the United States and has continued to grow in recent years. Congressman Heck was also an original investor in Real Networks, the digital entertainment company that pioneered streaming media on the Internet.

A strong advocate of open government, in 1993 Congressman Heck co-founded TVW to provide the people of Washington State greater accessibility to their state government. TVW has grown into the nation's preeminent statewide public affairs network. While at TVW, the Congressman hosted the renowned public affairs program Inside Olympia and won an Emmy for a documentary he wrote and produced.

Congressman Heck served his community in the State House of Representatives for nearly a decade. He was chosen by his colleagues to serve as Majority Leader before retiring in 1986. While in the State House, Congressman Heck was one of the prime authors of the state's historic Basic Education Act. After his time in the Legislature, he served as Chief of Staff to Governor Booth Gardner during his second term.

Congressman Heck is a native Washingtonian and graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1973. He has been married for 40 years to Paula Fruci Heck, an educator who began her career as a teacher and retired as principal at Jefferson Middle School in Olympia. He and Paula have lived in Olympia for 30 years. They have two sons, Bob and Trey, and are grandparents of Maleah.

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