Congressman Dave Reichert began his public service career in the United States Air Force Reserve. He joined the King County Sheriffï¿½s Office in 1972 and is recognized for his role as the lead detective on the Green River Task Force and bringing to justice one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. Reichert, a two-time Medal of Valor recipient, was elected to the position of King County Sheriff in 1997. In 2004, he was honored as ï¿½Sheriff of the Yearï¿½ by the National Sheriffsï¿½ Association for his efforts to reduce crime and advocate for victims of domestic violence. He is recognized as a pioneer in the fight against Meth for establishing Meth Action Teams throughout the state that to this day work to combat the scourge of Meth and other drugs in our communities. In late 2004, Reichert was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and became only the 6th Freshman Member of Congress in U.S. history to chair a House subcommittee. Now serving his third term, Reichert is a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, a member of the Presidentï¿½s Export Council and is the leading advocate in the U.S. House for free trade and enactment of the Korea Free Trade Agreement. He continues to be a strong, independent voice for the people of Washingtonï¿½s 8th District.