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Joe Fitzgibbon

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Joe Fitzgibbon
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Washington House Of Representatives District 34b
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrincipia College, 2007
Personal
Birthday08/27/1986
Place of birthKirkland, WA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Fitzgibbon is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 34b. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as State House Deputy Majority Whip. He previously served as an Assistant Majority Whip.

Biography

Fitzgibbon earned a B.A. in history and political science from Principia College and attended the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.

Before his election, Fitzgibbon worked as a legislative assistant in the House from 2007-2010, and was a legislative intern for the King County Council in 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Government Operations and Elections
Local Government, Vice-chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fitzgibbon won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 34b. Fitzgibbon ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Joe Fitzgibbon was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 34b. He defeated Geoffrey McElroy and Marcee Stone in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat Mike Heavey in the November 2, 2010 general election.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 34b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Fitzgibbon (D) 26,187
Mike Heavey (D) 19,514
Washington House of Representatives, District 34b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Fitzgibbon (D) 9,315 ' 34.75%
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Heavey (D) 8,814 34.61%
Geoffrey Mac McElroy (I) 4,954 18.41%
Marcee Stone (D) 3,830 14.23%

Campaign donors

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

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzgibbon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzgibbon raised a total of $172,344 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[4]

Joe Fitzgibbon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 34 Won $55,891
2010 Washington State House, District 34 Won $116,453
Grand Total Raised $172,344

2012

Fitzgibbon won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fitzgibbon raised a total of $55,891.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Fitzgibbon's campaign in 2012
Washington State Association For Justice$1,800
Seattle Police Officers Guild$1,800
Washington State House Democrats$1,800
Waste Management$1,800
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$55,891
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, when Fitzgibbon first won election to the House, he collected $116,453 in donations.[5]

The following contributors each donated $1,600 to his 2010 campaign:

  • SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 66
  • Food & Commercial Workers Local 21
  • Public School Employees of Washington Local 1948
  • Washington Federation of State Employees
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society
  • Victims Advocate
  • Washington Conservation Voters
  • Service Employees Local 925
  • Washington State Machinists & Aerospace Workers Council
  • Puget Sound Citizens for Political Responsibility
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587
  • SEIU Healthcare 775 NW

Scorecards

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. [6]

2012

Fitzgibbon proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $7.19 billion, the 9th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[7]

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.[8] 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 Fitzgibbon voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Fitzgibbon is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sharon Nelson (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 34b
2011–present
Succeeded by
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