May. 7, 2012
Endorsement Release below found at: http://vetpac.org/index.php?page=news&full=143

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2012


Washington, DC -- The Veterans' Alliance for Security and Democracy (VETPAC) is excited to endorse Democrat Denny Heck in Washington's newly formed 10th district against Republican challengers Stan Flemming and Dick Muri.

VETPAC has endorsed Heck based on his strong emphasis on veterans' issues and commitment to smart national security policies in this military-heavy district: Over 10 percent of the districts residents are veterans, on top of 35,000 active duty servicemembers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

"I'm proud to endorse Denny Heck because he understands that the military is the bedrock of his district, and he'll fight for them in office," said VETPAC President Justin Ford. "His focus on sustainable military health care, post-traumatic stress disorder and securing quality employment opportunities for veterans make Denny Heck an easy choice in this race."

"The South Sound is home to the third largest military installation in the United States and the largest population of disabled veterans on the west coast," said Heck. "I’ll fight every day in Congress to make sure we support these men and women and their families as much as they have supported us. VetPAC’s endorsement is an honor."

Heck served in the state House of Representatives for nearly a decade and was chosen to be the House Majority Leader before leaving in 1986. During that time he was one of the prime authors of the state’s Basic Education Act. Denny was chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner during his second term. He founded and served as CEO of TVW, Washington’s Public Affairs Network. More recently, he has served on the board of directors of Intrepid Learning Solutions, which he co-founded.

VETPAC www.vetpac.org is a political action committee that focuses on electing progressive veterans and veteran-friendly candidates to Congress. Our goal is to support national security, veteran and democracy policies that will defend the values for which veterans served, fought and died.


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