Rep. Dave Reichert moves office to Issaquah
By CELESTE GRACEY
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
March 8, 2012 · 9:06 AM
Congressional redistricting has pushed Rep. Dave Reichert’s district from Mercer Island and Bellevue. He’s now moved his office to Issaquah.
Six of the Republican’s staff members will use the space on Southeast 56th Street at the Sammamish View office building.
In the past, his Mercer Island office attracted a number of protests on national issues that ranged from the economy to the U.S. Postal Service.
The congressman, who is in the district most weekends, is familiar with Issaquah from when he worked a patrol route as the deputy sheriff in the 1970s.
The redistricting, which was finalized in January, broke the “Cascade curtain” and brought 150,000 people from eastern Washington into the 8th Congressional District.
It not only allowed the state to have its first majority minority district, where minorities made up the majority of residents (the 9th District), but also strengthened the 8th District for the Republican Party.
Reichert’s new address is 22605 S.E. 56th St., Suite 130. The new phone number is 425-677-7414.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Celeste Gracey at firstname.lastname@example.org.