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Lt Col Dick Muri

  • Lt Col Dick Muri

    Lt. Col.
    is a combat veteran of the US
    Air Force
    He is running for United States
    House of Representatives
    in the state of
    Active Status:

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing a candidate that was previously endorsed in the 2010 mid-term election who won his primary election and lost in the general, he is therefore one of 55th Combat Veterans For Congress of record who have been endorsed over the last three years.  He is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by the Obama Administration.  Lt. Col. Dick Muri, USAF (Ret) (R-WA-10) of Steilacoom, Washington served in the US Air Force for 22 years and is running for election for Congress in the 10th Congressional District of Washington. This is a new Congressional District for the State of Washington.  The opponent is the liberal big government Olympia insider, Denny Heck, who fortunately lost by a large margin to Congresswoman Jamie Herrera (R-WA-3) in the race for the 3rd Congressional District seat in 2010.   Richard “Dick” Muri was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1953 (his father was stationed at Ladd AF Base) and he grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts; he graduated from Ashland High School in 1971.   Dick received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1975.  He received a Master Degree in Public Administration in 1988 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

Dick was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force via Air Force ROTC from the University of Massachusetts Amherst on June 20, 1975 and entered active service on April 19, 1976.  Second Lieutenant Muri flew C-141A/B airlift aircraft on many humanitarian missions including the Zaire Airlift in 1978.  Captain Muri received the Air Medal for his two combat airlift missions in 1983 to Grenada during Urgent Fury and the evacuation of 69 students from Grenada to the USA.   On December 4, 1979, First Lieutenant Muri was promoted to the rank of Captain.  Captain Muri was subsequently assigned as a Tactical Airlift Liaison Officer to various Army Combat Divisions from 1982 to 1989 and in February 1983 was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his six weeks serving the 9th Infantry Division during Exercise Brim Frost in Fairbanks, Alaska.  On February 1, 1987, Captain Muri was promoted to the rank of Major.  From 1989 to 1991 then Major Muri was the 628 MASS Director of Airlift Operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey where he served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort.  Major Muri received the Meritorious Service Medal for these two years of service.  On February 1, 1992 Major Muri was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.   Lt. Col. Muri has supported his community and it's veterans for many years and was honored twice for those efforts.  Then Lt Colonel Muri received the 1996 John M. Anderson Military Citizen of the year award and then again was one of two civilians inducted in 2006 into the Fort Lewis Civilian Hall of Fame   Lt. Col. Muri’s retired on January 1, 1998, and his combat awards include the Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), and multiple campaign medals.  

Dick Muri currently serves on the Pierce County Council (which he was elected to in 2003).   He is a member of Saint John Bosco Church of Lakewood, WA, Life member of the VFW, Post 2329 Tillicum, WA, Life member of Military Order of the World Wars, Puget Sound Chapter, Member of Military Officers Association of America Mount Rainier Chapter, member of NRA, Vice President of the South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican Club, Director and founder of Steilacoom Lakewood Youth Wrestling Association, Charter member since 1993 of the Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom.  Since 1979, Dick has been happily married to Mary; they have four married adult children, Jennifer, Jonathan, Sarah, and Bradley, and four grandchildren.

Dick Muri has been endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans.  This includes Secretary of State Sam Reed, former Congressman Sid Morrison, Washington State Representative JT Wilcox-2nd District, Washington State Representative Hans Zeiger-25th District, Shawn Bunney- former Pierce County Council District # 1,  Marion Smith-Steilacoom Town Council, Lowell Bier-Steilacoom Town Council, Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson, Lakewood Deputy Mayor Don Anderson, Jason Whalen-Lakewood City Council, Kevin Callanan--Steilacoom Historical School District # 1 Board Member, Jeni Martinez--Steilacoom Historical School District # 1 Board Member, Samuel Scott--Steilacoom Historical School District # 1 Board Member, Winkler--Steilacoom Historical School District # 1 Board Member, John Hopkins- Puyallup City Council, and Dane Looker—Puyallup School Board Member, former Washington State Representative Gigi Talcott-28th District, former Chairman Ron Talcott-Pierce County republican Party Washington State, former State Representative Art Broback-28th District, Former Washington State Representative Dave Morell-25th District, former State Representative Jan Shabro-25th District, Dan Cathers-Thurston County Conservation District Commissioner,  Gene Dobry-Thurston County District #3 Commissioner, Len Englund-Lakehaven Utility District Commissioner, Roe Marcantonio-former Steilacoom Town Council, Bruce Judson-Steilacoom Town Council, Walter Neary-former Lakewood City Council, Duane Hardesty-former Steilacoom Historical District #1 Board Member, Connie Lacadie-former Clover Park School District Board Member, Jim C. Taylor-former Clover Park School District Board Member, Terry Love-former Clover park School District Board Member, James Cooper – former Clover Park School District Board Member, Walt Kellcy-former Clover Park School District Board Member, Tony Moore-Federal Way School District Board Member, Dave Jacobsen-Anderson Island Parks & Recreation District Commissioner, and Rick Anderson-Anderson Island Parks & Recreation District Commissioner.

If you review Lt Col Muri’s positions on various issues, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement. The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC are pleased to endorse Lt Col Dick Muri, USAF (Ret), we look forward to working with him, and we are gratified that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in Washington state, kindly pass this email onto them and ask them to support Lt Col Muri by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign. We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of, he is a Veteran who at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The Unites States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”