|Washington State Senate District 39|
|1997 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
Stevens is a former Washington State Director for the Concerned Women for America. She is currently an interior decorator.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stevens served on the following committees:
- Human Services & Corrections Committee, Washington State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee, Washington State Senate
- Rules Committee, Washington State Senate
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.
|Washington State Senate, District 39 (2008)|
|Val Stevens (R)||36,118|
|Fred Walser (R)||25,570|
In 2008, Stevens collected $167,189 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.
|Washington State Republican Party||$8,444|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Transwestern Real Estate Services Inc.||$1,600|
Val and her husband Keith have two children.
- 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.
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.
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 Stevens voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Val Stevens|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Val + Stevens + Washington + Senate"
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- "THE BULLY'S PULPIT" and ?KUMBAYA? IS NOT OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM - BernardGoldberg.com
- Anne Arundel County and Howard County home sales - Washington Post
- Legislative profile of Stevens on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Stevens on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Biography of Val Stevens provided by the Senate Republican Campaign Committee
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Stevens
- Follow the Money's report on Stevens' 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Val Stevens
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
|Washington State Senate District 39
| Succeeded by|
Kirk Pearson (R)