|Washington House of Representatives District 29a|
|2011 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ladenburg served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives
Connie Ladenburg was elected to the Washington 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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 29a General Election (2010)|
|Connie Ladenburg (D)||15,934|
|Steven Cook (R)||10,651|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 29a Primary (2010)|
|Connie Ladenburg (D)||5,966||45.49%|
|Steven T. Cook (R)||3,567||27.20%|
|Jonathan Johnson (D)||1,989||15.17%|
|Bruce Parks (R)||1,593||12.15%|
In 2010, when Ladenburg first won election to the House, she collected $51,598 in donations.
Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights||$1,600|
|Tacome Professional Fire Fighters Local 31||$1,600|
Ladenburg and her husband, John, have five children and nine grandchildren.
- 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.
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.
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 Ladenburg voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Connie Ladenburg|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats 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 "Connie + Ladenburg + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- The Spokesman-Review, "Connie Ladenburg," accessed June 27, 2011
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
Steve Conway (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 29a
| Succeeded by|
David Sawyer (D)
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