Doc Hastings

Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings ( born February 7, 1941 in Spokane, Washington ) is an American politician of the Republican Party and since 1995 member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Washington.


After attending the High School of Pasco ( Washington), he studied first at 1959-1961 Columbia Basin College and later from 1963 to 1964 at Washington State University. In addition to his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1963 to 1969, he worked as a business manager. In addition, he was a member from 1967 to 1976 and from 1973 to 1974 director of the organization United States Junior Chamber ( Jaycees ).

His political career began with the election of the member of the House of Representatives from Washington ( Washington House of Representatives ), where he served as a representative of the Republicans from 1979 to 1987. He was also in 1976, 1980 and 1984 Republican National Convention delegate the drawing up of the presidential candidate of his party.

After unsuccessful 1992 candidate Jay Inslee against a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was in 1994 against Inslee first elected deputies and represents seven subsequent re- elections since the January 3, 1995 the 4th Congressional District of Washington. Between 2005 and 2007 he was chairman of the Committee on Ethical Standards (U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct ). Currently, Doc Hastings highest -ranking member of the Republican minority fraction ( Ranking Minority Member), and thus opposition spokesperson in the Committee on Natural Resources (U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources ).