Adam Smith (US Representative, WA, Democrat)

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David Adam Smith (born June 15, 1965) is an American politician currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 9th congressional district. A Democrat, Smith previously served in the Washington State Senate.

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Smith briefly worked as a prosecutor and pro term judge for the city of Seattle before entering politics. Smith was elected to the State Senate in 1990; at 25 years of age, he was the youngest State Senator in the country. He ran in and won his first congressional race in 1996, and has been reelected 11 times. In 2019, he became the chair of the House Armed Services Committee. Politically, Smith is seen to align with moderate New Democrats.

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