|Washington State Senate District 41|
|2011 - present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Profession||Consultant, EMM Group|
Litzow attended Northwestern University. Before his election, Litzow worked as a consultant with EMM Group. He is a former Procter and Camble executive, and worked in senior management for Xpensewise, Compuserve, and ShareBuilder. He served on the Mercer Island City Councilmember from 2003-2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Litzow served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Litzow served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education|
|• Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance|
Litzow's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Senator Steve helped pass tax relief for small business and workers' compensation reforms to make state government more business-friendly and encourage hiring."
- Excerpt:"Steve is a leading advocate for education reform. He led a coalition of parents, teachers, businesses, and legislators in passing a comprehensive teacher evaluation system that helps put a great teacher in every classroom. Steve fought to protect education funding and helped pass a budget that did not cut education this year."
Balancing the Budget
- Excerpt:"During his first term, the Senator helped pass legislation that saves taxpayer money by reforming Washington's worker compensation system. This year, he helped pass a sustainable budget that did not cut funding for education or the most vulnerable -- without raising taxes."
- Excerpt:"As a member of the Transportation Committee, Steve Litzow is working to improve I-405, I-90, and mass transit to sustainably reduce daily commute times and keep freight moving. Steve will work across party lines to find practical solutions to our community's future infrastructure needs."
Litzow's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Reduce the tax burden on small business jobs to help them survive and recover. Provide incentives and predictability for small businesses to invest in future growth."
- Excerpt: "Our state must stop spending more money than it brings in. Decreasing spending reduces the tax burden on small businesses so that they can employ more people."
- Excerpt: "Education, the #1 state budget priority, is the foundation of a vibrant economy. By fully funding education and reducing class sizes, we will provide more jobs for quality teachers. "
- Excerpt: "Continue investing in I-405, I-90, and mass transit to sustainably reduce daily commute times and keep freight moving. Steve will work across party lines to find practical solutions to our community's future infrastructure needs."
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Litzow won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 41. Litzow was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Maureen Judge (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Litzow Incumbent||54%||37,314|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
|Washington State Senate, District 41 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Litzow (R)||30,030||50.16%|
|Randy Gordon (D)||29,836||49.84%|
|Washington State Senate, District 41 Primary (2010)|
|Steve Litzow (R)||16.938||50.14%|
|Randy Gordon (D)||16,846||49.86%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, the year Litzow first won election to the Senate, he collected $409,061 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington State Republican Party||$67,772|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Washington||$65,772|
|King County Republican Central Committee||$33,000|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee||$3,200|
- 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. 
Litzow proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.3 million, the 41st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Steve Litzow is married. He and his wife Jenny, live in Mercer Island with their four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Steve + Litzow + Washington + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Editorial: Yes on 'mutual consent' bill to end forced placement of teachers - The Seattle Times
- Washington Senators Let Women Down In Their State - Campus Progress
- Full EIS will likely delay toll decision
- Over greens' objections, state Senate overhauls toxics act - Crosscut
- State Senate, House divided on education issues - TheNewsTribune.com
- Editorial: Legislature needs to put students first in special session - The Seattle Times
- Poorly performing Washington schools now on notice - MyNorthwest.com
- Inslee signs law to turn around struggling schools - The Columbian
- 2013 could be Washington's year of STEM education - Bellingham Herald
- What happens when you put Microsoft managers in charge of the state budget - The Seattle Times
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- Steve Litzow's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Steve Litzow on the Washington State Senate website
- Steve Litzow on the Senate Republican Caucus website
- Litzow's official campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Steve Litzow on Facebook
- Steve Litzow on Twitter
- ↑ "stevelitzow," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Steve Litzow's campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- ↑ C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State Senate," accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money.org, Stephen Litzow candidate summary, Retrieved June 9, 2011
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
Randy Gordon (D)
|Washington State Senate District 41
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