Seven Term US Representative
Member of the House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee
Chairman of Subcommittee on Trade
Appointed To President’s Export Council in 2010
Lead Investigator on Green River Killer Case
Former Sheriff of King County, Washington
Director of FBI Candidate
Author - Chasing The Devil
2004 National Sheriffs' Association
Sheriff of the Year Award
Two-time Medal of Valor
Washington State Attorney General's
Award forCourageous Action
DRIVEN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Currently working to combat human trafficking, Dave is helping to set up DNA databases to track missing children in Central America. As Vice President of Gordon Thomas Honeywell–Government Affairs, he focuses on public safety and trade issues, such as this, with an emphasis on the use of forensic DNA. Also, Dave is working on policy changes necessary so law enforcement can harness the power of Rapid DNA.
DEDICATED 14 YEARS IN CONGRESS
Prior to joining GTH-GA Dave represented Washington State’s 8th Congressional District (2005 - 2019). In his first year, he was appointed chairman for the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology, where he led oversight on preparation and response for emergency events. One of his initiatives was foster care reform, and he is proud of the passage of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act, which was signed into law in 2014.
SERVED KING COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR 33 YEARS
Dave began his public service career as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves before joining King County Sheriff’s Office. While an officer and later Sheriff, he witnessed the challenges faced by children in the foster care system, which moved him to aid in creating a better system to improve their outcomes.
APPLIED DNA TESTING TO SOLVE SERIAL MURDER CASE
While Sheriff, Dave’s passion for helping victims of human trafficking and domestic violence drove his dedication to solving the Green River killer case. As Sheriff, Dave reopened the investigation in 2001 to use advances in DNA technology to identify the killer