Jason was born and raised in Ellensburg and now lives on the west side of the mountains in Issaquah with his wife Michelle. His deep roots in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches from the factories and high-tech companies in King and Pierce Counties to the farming and ranching communities of Eastern Washington, give him a unique understanding of the diverse character of the 8th district.
I want to be your voice in Congress as we take on these challenges. We have been underrepresented in the 8th district for a long time. That’s why I entered this race; that’s why I kicked off our campaign with 30 town halls in 30 days. As your representative, I will listen to your concerns, be accessible when you have questions, and advocate for policies that are best for you in Congress. These are the issues I will be focused on: the issues of everyday people.
Jason In The News
Jason Received the First Editorial Board Endorsement in WA-08
The first editorial board to endorse in our primary has endorsed Jason! After sitting down with all 3 Democratic candidates, The Stranger is backing Jason in the fight against Dino Rossi. “We believe Rittereiser can do it … That’s the kind of quick-thinking, ass-kicking, out-of-the-box politicking it’s going to take to defeat Dino Rossi. Vote Rittereiser.” You can… Read More
Jason Rittereiser Earns Sole Endorsement From Environment and Climate Caucus
The Environment and Climate Caucus is the only environmental advocacy organization that has endorsed in the WA08 primary Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and leading 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser is piling up key endorsements in the critical days before ballots drop, earning the sole endorsement of the Environment and… Read More
Jason Rittereiser Announces Major Endorsements from 45th District Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman
Goodman and Springer join over 200 elected officials, labor organizers, and community leaders in endorsing Jason Issaquah, WA – Jason earned the endorsements of Deputy Majority Leader Larry Springer and House Public Safety Chair Roger Goodman, as elected officials unite behind the only Democratic candidate independent polling shows can defeat Republican Dino Rossi in the general… Read More
Jason Rittereiser: “The One Who Can Win”
The Stranger just released its profiles of the Democrats running for Congress in Washington’s 8th District, asking, “Which of These Dems Will Save Us From Dino Rossi?” Their answer? Jason Rittereiser, “The One Who Can Win.” The Stranger highlighted the strength Jason has that separates him from the other Democrats in this race: his ability… Read More