Steve Litzow

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Steve Litzow
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Washington State Senate District 41
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionConsultant, EMM Group
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Litzow is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Litzow's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Senator Steve helped pass tax relief for small business and workers' compensation reforms to make state government more business-friendly and encourage hiring."

Strengthening Education

  • 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."

Improving Transportation

  • 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."

2010

Litzow's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Business
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."
  • Spending
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."
  • Education
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. "
  • Transportation
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."[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve Litzow endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

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.[4][5]

Washington State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Litzow Incumbent 54% 37,314
     Democratic Maureen Judge 46% 31,734
Total Votes 69,048

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Steve Litzow was elected to the Washington State Senate District 41. He ran unopposed in the August 17 primary. He defeated Randy Gordon (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[6][7]

Washington State Senate, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Litzow (R) 30,030 50.16%
Randy Gordon (D) 29,836 49.84%
Washington State Senate, District 41 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Litzow (R) 16.938 50.14%
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Gordon (D) 16,846 49.86%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, the year Litzow first won election to the Senate, he collected $409,061 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $67,772
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Washington $65,772
King County Republican Central Committee $33,000
Sarah Rindlaub $3,200
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $3,200

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 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. [9]

2012

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.[10]

Personal

Steve Litzow is married. He and his wife Jenny, live in Mercer Island with their four children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Randy Gordon (D)
Washington State Senate District 41
2011–present
Succeeded by
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