Connie Ladenburg

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Connie Ladenburg
Connie Ladenburg.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 29a
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Connie Ladenburg is a former Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 29a from 2011 to 2013.

Before her election, Ladenburg was a coordinator for the Safe Streets Campaign Youth Program. She served on the Tacoma City Council from 2001-2009 and was a city representative to the Puget Sound Economic Development District Committee. She is a past president of the Baker Middle School PTA and co-founder/board member of Alliance for Youth of Pierce County and Communities in Schools-Tacoma.

Ladenburg earned a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Connie Ladenburg was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 29a. She defeated Jonathan Johnson and Bruce Parks in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Steven Cook in the November 2, 2010 general election.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 29a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Ladenburg (D) 15,934
Steven Cook (R) 10,651
Washington House of Representatives, District 29a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Ladenburg (D) 5,966 45.49%
Green check mark transparent.png Steven T. Cook (R) 3,567 27.20%
Jonathan Johnson (D) 1,989 15.17%
Bruce Parks (R) 1,593 12.15%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[3]


In 2010, when Ladenburg first won election to the House, she collected $51,598 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Connie Ladenburg $11,021
Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights $1,600
Justice PAC $1,600
Tacome Professional Fire Fighters Local 31 $1,600


Ladenburg and her husband, John, have five children and nine grandchildren.


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. [5]


Ladenburg proposed a 10-year decrease in state taxes and fees of $403.2 million, the 92nd highest amount of proposed new net taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Conway (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 29a
Succeeded by
David Sawyer (D)