Richard Ray (Rick) Larsen is a Representative from Washington. Born in Arlington, Washington in 1965, he earned his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University in 1987, and his M.P.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He was a member of the Snohomish, Washington county council from 1998-2000 and was elected as a Democrat to the 107th and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-present).