Steve Conway

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Steve Conway
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Washington State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1993-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Portland, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Oregon, 1969
Ph.D.University of Oregon, 1979
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1944
Place of birthOntario, OR
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Conway (b. October 5, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Previously, he represented District 29 of the Washington House of Representatives for 18 years.

Biography

Conway holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Oregon. He received his M.A. in History from the University of Oregon and earned his B.A. in History from the University of Portland. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Conway is a retired business agent for Local 81, United Food and Commercial Worker's Union. He has been an instructor for the University of Oregon, visiting professor for Pacific Lutheran University and a labor educator at the Bates Vocational Technical Institute. He also was a coordinator for the Dislocated Worker Program of the United Way of Pierce County.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Conway served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor
Governmental Operations
Ways & Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conway served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Steve Conway (D) and Terry Harder (R) were unopposed in the primary. Conway and Harder will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Steve Conway was elected to Washington State Senate District 29, vacated by Rosa Franklin, who is retired.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Conway (D) 16,987 63.38%
Terry Harder (R) 9,813 36.62%

Marty McClendon ran for the Washington State Senate District Seat 29. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 17, 2010. He defeated Terry Harder (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Washington State Senate, District 29 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Conway (D) 7,550 56.94%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Steve Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 29 receiving 70.01% of the vote (24,672 votes), defeating Republican Steven T. Cook who received 29.99% of the vote (10,568 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 29(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Conway (D) 24,672 70.01%
Steven T. Cook (R) 10,568 29.99%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Conway is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Conway raised a total of $645,059 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Steve Conway's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $14,355
2010 Washington State Senate, District 29 Won $99,414
2008 Washington State House, District 29 Won $95,243
2006 Washington State House, District 29 Won $75,410
2004 Washington State House, District 29 Won $129,563
2002 Washington State House, District 29 Won $66,142
2000 Washington State House, District 29 Won $51,617
1998 Washington State House, District 29 Won $38,870
1996 Washington State House, District 29 Won $42,174
1994 Washington State House, District 29 Won $32,271
Grand Total Raised $645,059

2012

Conway was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $14,355.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Conway's campaign in 2012
Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association$1,000
Washington State Residential Care Council$900
Washington Healthcare Association$800
Boyer, Violet A$800
Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948$800
Total Raised in 2012$14,355
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Conway won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $99,414.

2008

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $95,243.

2006

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $75,410.

2004

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $129,563.

2002

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $66,142.

2000

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $51,617.

1998

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $38,870.

1996

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $42,174.

1994

Conway won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $32,271.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[6]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

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.[8] 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.[8] Conway missed 6 votes in a total of 1017 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[9]

2012

Conway proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.02 billion, the 6th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[10] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Conway voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Steve Conway
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N N Y N

Personal

Conway and his wife, Georgia, have two sons and one granddaughter.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rosa Franklin
Washington State Senate District 29
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 29
1992–2010
Succeeded by
Connie Ladenburg