Val Stevens

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Val Stevens
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Washington State Senate District 39
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Val Stevens is a former Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 39 from 1997 to 2013. Previously, Stevens served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996.

Stevens is a former Washington State Director for the Concerned Women for America. She is currently an interior decorator.[1]

Committee assignments


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



On November 4, 2008, Stevens was re-elected for the 39th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 36,118 votes.

Stevens raised $167,189 for her campaign.[2]

Washington State Senate, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Val Stevens (R) 36,118
Fred Walser (R) 25,570

Campaign donors


In 2008, Stevens collected $167,189 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.[3]

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $8,444
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Transwestern Real Estate Services Inc. $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co. $1,600


Val and her husband Keith have two children.


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.[4]


Stevens proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $11.2 million, the 34th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[5]

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.[6] 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 Stevens voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington State Senate District 39
Succeeded by
Kirk Pearson (R)