Dave Reichert

David George "Dave" Reichert ( born August 29, 1950 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota) is an American politician.


Dave Reichert, the eldest of seven children, moved at the age of one year with his family to Washington, where he grew up first in Renton and later in Kent. At Kent - Meridian High School Reichert also gained his degree. Thanks to a scholarship, he was able to study at the little Concordia University in Portland (Oregon ), in which he never earned a degree. With an Associate of Arts, he left the university. In 1971, he joined the United States Air Force in, first served at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio ( Texas), and later on the McChord Air Force Base in Pierce County ( Washington). After six months military service Reichert looked from.

1972 Reichert began to work in the sheriff's office in King County. He was also a member of the task force SWAT. From the early 1980s he was one of the members of the so-called Green River Task Force, whose primary aim was to clarify the puzzling series of murders along the Green River. At the end of Gary Ridgway was identified as the culprit who is now one of the most famous serial killer in the USA. In 1997, rewarding effort, in which he was elected sheriff of King County Reichert. His re-election, in 2001, was not successful.

Dave Reichert then ran in 2004 as a member of the Republican Party for a seat in the House of Representatives of the United States. With over 51 percent of votes he was able to beat the Democratic radio personality Dave Ross. Reichert is considered moderate Republican Political center who could hold their own in 2006 and 2008 against the Democrat Darcy Burner, each with over 50 percent of votes.

Dave Reichert is now living in Auburn. With his wife Julie, he is the father of three children, two daughters and a son. He is now six-time grandfather.


In The Riverman, a movie from 2004, the Gary Ridgway - series of murders has on the subject, Reichert is embodied by actor Sam Jaeger.