|Washington House Of Representatives District 34b|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Principia College, 2007|
|Place of birth||Kirkland, WA|
Fitzgibbon earned a B.A. in history and political science from Principia College and attended the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
Before his election, Fitzgibbon worked as a legislative assistant in the House from 2007-2010, and was a legislative intern for the King County Council in 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fitzgibbon served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
|• Local Government, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fitzgibbon served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Government Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Local Government|
Fitzgibbon won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 34b. Fitzgibbon ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Joe Fitzgibbon was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 34b. He defeated Geoffrey McElroy and Marcee Stone in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat Mike Heavey in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 34b General Election (2010)|
|Joe Fitzgibbon (D)||26,187|
|Mike Heavey (D)||19,514|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 34b Primary (2010)|
|Joe Fitzgibbon (D)||9,315 '||34.75%|
|Mike Heavey (D)||8,814||34.61%|
|Geoffrey Mac McElroy (I)||4,954||18.41%|
|Marcee Stone (D)||3,830||14.23%|
Comprehensive donor information for Fitzgibbon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzgibbon raised a total of $172,344 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Joe Fitzgibbon's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 34||$55,891|
|2010||Washington State House, District 34||$116,453|
|Grand Total Raised||$172,344|
2012Fitzgibbon won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fitzgibbon raised a total of $55,891.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Fitzgibbon's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Association For Justice||$1,800|
|Seattle Police Officers Guild||$1,800|
|Washington State House Democrats||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$55,891|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Fitzgibbon first won election to the House, he collected $116,453 in donations.
The following contributors each donated $1,600 to his 2010 campaign:
Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Fitzgibbon missed 5 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Fitzgibbon proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $7.19 billion, the 9th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Fitzgibbon voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Joe Fitzgibbon|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Fitzgibbon drew criticism for remarks he made about Arizona on Twitter on December 22, 2013. "Losing a football game sucks. Losing to a desert racist wasteland sucks a lot," read one deleted message. Fitzgibbon added, "Upset re hawks loss, and failure of smart immigration reform--shouldn't have conflated the 2 though. Happy holidays, better for both in '14." Fitzgibbon stated to the press that some people just took his messages "too seriously." Fellow Washington Rep. J.T. Wilcox (R) commented in his own Twitter post that Fitzgibbon's remarks "make us all look bad."
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Joe + Fitzgibbon + Washington + House"
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- Joe Fitzgibbon on the Washington State House website
- Fitzgibbon on the House Democrats website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Fitzgibbon, Joe," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
- foxnews.com, "Washington state lawmaker calls Arizona 'racist wasteland'," December 23, 2013
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