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Andy Billig
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Washington State Senate District 3
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
Minority Whip, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives, District 3a
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Office website
Campaign website
Andy Billig is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Billig serves as Minority Whip. Billig is a former member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 3a from 2011 to 2013.


Billig earned a B.S. in government from Georgetown University. He is a part-owner and former general manager of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications


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


Campaign themes

Billig's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"We need greater investment throughout the educational system including early learning, K-12, and higher education."

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"Creating good quality job opportunities is the single best thing we can do to help families that are struggling. The 3rd District ranks last in household income of all 49 legislative districts in the state. We need good, living-wage jobs that allow people to work with dignity and support their families."

Protection of our Natural Resources

  • Excerpt:"I was proud to be the prime sponsor of HB 1489, which will improve water quality in the Spokane River and in waterways all over the state."


  • Excerpt:"Investments in transportation projects create the dual job creating benefit of providing short-term construction jobs while also building the infrastructure of our region’s economic future."


  • Excerpt:"A focus on wellness has to be at the center of any successful health care system. Our country's obesity epidemic is a direct result of inactivity and poor nutrition. Improved school nutrition and a transportation system that accommodates walking and biking are two key elements to making our community healthier and, as a result, lowering health care costs for all of us."



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Billig won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 3. Billig ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Nancy McLaughlin (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Washington State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Billig 57.8% 29,609
     Republican Nancy McLaughlin 42.2% 21,576
Total Votes 51,185


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Billig was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 3a. He ran against Dave White, Bob Apple and Louise Chadez in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Dave White in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 3a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Billig (D) 20,291
Dave White (R) 13,348
Washington House of Representatives, District 3a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave White (R) 6,030 31.57%
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Billig (D) 5,894 30.86%
Bob Apple (D) 3,894 20.39%
Louise Chadez (D) 3,284 17.19%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Billig is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Billig raised a total of $366,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Andy Billig's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 3/Washington State House, District 3 Won $233,336
2010 Washington State House, District 3 Won $132,760
Grand Total Raised $366,096



Billig won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Billig raised a total of $202,817.


Billig won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Billig raised a total of $30,519.


Billig won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Billig raised a total of $132,760.


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 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.[5]


Billig proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.33 billion, the 41st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[6]

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.[7] 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 Billig voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Andy Billig
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Billig lives in Spokane with his daughter. He serves on the board of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, and in 2007 won the Northwest League's Joe Martin Award for service to baseball and the community.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lisa Brown (D)
Washington State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alex Wood (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 3a
Succeeded by
Marcus Riccelli (D)