The response from the district has been overwhelmingly supportive. When Congressman McDermott's name was mentioned at a peace march in Seattle yesterday it brought the crowd of over 12,000 demonstrators to its feetUPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 10, 2002 Oct 10, 2002
We're not at war with Iraq -- unless they declared war when we weren't here, we're not at war with themDems defend Iraq trip Oct 02, 2002
You don't start out by putting a gun to their head and say we're going to shoot you if you blinkWhat U.S. newspapers are saying Oct 01, 2002
The recognition process for the Duwamish, a tribe of more than 600, has been protracted beyond what any tribe should have to endureCongressman: Recognize Seattle tribe Jul 15, 2009
James Adelbert "Jim" McDermott (born December 28, 1936) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district, serving since 1989. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
The District includes most of Seattle and Vashon Island, and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Tukwila, SeaTac, and Burien.
He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He has consistently received strong support from his district, taking 84% of the popular vote in 2008, easily winning against Republican challenger Steve Beren.