(This is from the campaign office of , who is vying for the 10th Congressional District)
Pierce County Councilman and Congressional Candidate in the 10th District Dick Muri recently received endorsements from former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and the Mainstream Republicans of Washington.
Mainstream Republicans of Washington was founded as a moderate voice within the Republican Party. Muri’s record on protecting the environment by preserving hundreds of acres of wilderness throughout his tenure as County Councilman made him a great fit for an endorsement from this organization, which has been a political entity for over 30 years.
Of former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton’s endorsement, Muri noted, “Slade has been an influential player in Washington State politics, and his endorsement is of immense importance to me.”
Dick Muri is running in the new 10th Congressional District—an open seat—in a district that heavily favors Pierce County, where he beat Congressman Adam Smith in 2010. Muri has been a member of the Pierce County Council for nine years, serves as the Executive Pro Tem, and previously served on the Steilacoom School Board. He has been endorsed by key Republicans like retired Congressman Sid Morrison, Representatives JT Wilcox and Hans Zeiger, Thurston County Sheriff Gary Edwards and over 100 local elected officials and Republican Precinct Committee Officers.
Dick and his wife Mary have been married for 33 years. They live in Steilacoom, WA and have four grown children and four grandchildren. The family attends St. John Bosco Catholic Church.