SEATTLE — Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., serving his fifth term in the U.S. House, said Thursday that he’s “thinking about” running for statewide office, such as governor or U.S. senator.
In an interview on Q13 FOX News, the Auburn resident and representative from Washington’s 8th Congressional District was asked if he would consider running for a statewide office such as governor or U.S. senator.
“Maybe. I’m thinking about all those options. I still feel like I’m young and energetic,” said Reichert, who will turn 63 on Aug. 29. “And, you know, we’ll see how Mr. (Gov. Jay) Inslee does, and if he continues on the path that he is, it doesn’t look too good for him. So I’ll keep an eye on that, and who knows what (Sen.) Patty Murray (D-Wash.) does in the next year or two?”
Reichert, a former King County sheriff, was first elected to Congress in 2004 and may be the most popular Republican politician in the Puget Sound region.