As a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and combat veteran, Dick Muri knows firsthand the challenges veterans face when returning from a deployment. Working to ensure veterans and military personnel have a smooth transition to civilian life or as a new resident of Washington state is a priority for Dick.

Even small changes help those who have served us bravely. This year Dick Muri worked on nine bills that passed in the Legislature for veterans and current members of the military. In his first legislative session, Dick sponsored several bills that provided more help to active duty military, veterans, and their families.

We must ensure our servicemen and women have access to proper benefits for themselves and their families, never worrying if they are protected. Our veterans deserve nothing less.