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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Losey''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 51|District 51]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. He was a [[Democratic]] candidate in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#February 28, 2012|February 28, 2012 special election]] for the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], District 51. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Paul Scott]] (R) was [[Voters remove Michigan state Rep. Paul Scott from office|recalled on November 8, 2011]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/NEWS15/111109038/Michigan-Republicans-vow-reclaim-seat-recalled-state-Rep-Paul-Scott?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Michigan Republicans vow to reclaim seat of recalled state Rep. Paul Scott," November 9, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Losey''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 51|District 51]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. He was a [[Democratic]] candidate in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#February 28, 2012|February 28, 2012 special election]] for the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], District 51. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Paul Scott]] (R) was [[Voters remove Michigan state Rep. Paul Scott from office|recalled on November 8, 2011]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/NEWS15/111109038/Michigan-Republicans-vow-reclaim-seat-recalled-state-Rep-Paul-Scott?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Michigan Republicans vow to reclaim seat of recalled state Rep. Paul Scott," November 9, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Losey is a special education teacher with a B.S. in Special Education and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities, both from Eastern Michigan University.<ref name="flint">[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/08/election_2012_steve_losey_to_f.html ''MLive'', "Election 2012: Steve Losey to face Ryan Starski in 51st District Democratic primary," August 4, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
 
Losey is a special education teacher with a B.S. in Special Education and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities, both from Eastern Michigan University.<ref name="flint">[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/08/election_2012_steve_losey_to_f.html ''MLive'', "Election 2012: Steve Losey to face Ryan Starski in 51st District Democratic primary," August 4, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
Losey is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 51. He defeated [[Ryan Starski]] in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012. Incumbent [[Joseph Graves]] defeated [[John Lauve]] in the [[Republican]] primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', 2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing, retrieved August 7, 2012.</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Losey ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 51. He defeated [[Ryan Starski]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent [[Joseph Graves]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', 2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing, retrieved August 7, 2012.</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Steven Losey
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 51
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Michigan University
Master'sEastern Michigan University
Personal
ProfessionSpecial education teacher
Websites
Campaign website
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Steven Losey was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 51 of the Michigan House of Representatives. He was a Democratic candidate in the February 28, 2012 special election for the Michigan House of Representatives, District 51. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Paul Scott (R) was recalled on November 8, 2011.[1]

Losey is a special education teacher with a B.S. in Special Education and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities, both from Eastern Michigan University.[2]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Losey's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Fight for the Middle Class

  • Excerpt:"As our State Representative, Steve won't force families and seniors to suffer by paying for tax cuts for big corporations."

Accessibility & Accountability

  • Excerpt:"Steve wants to hear from YOU. YOUR voice matters, Steve wants YOUR voice to be heard in Lansing. The first step starts with voting, I want to secure a minimum 80% voter turnout."

Put Families First, Not Special Interests

  • Excerpt:"Steve will represent us, and not special interests. Steve works hard, shares our values, and is the right person to remind Lansing that they work for us."

Support Small Business

  • Excerpt:"Small Businesses drive our economy by hiring our friends, neighbors and family members. They deserve the same tax breaks and support to revitalize our economy and create good-paying jobs."

Defend Public

  • Excerpt:"Steve will support funding for our schools to give students the chance to succeed, and not make needless cuts in the classroom that increases class sizes, cut support programs, and leaves students with outdated teaching materials."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Losey ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 51. He defeated Ryan Starski in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Joseph Graves (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Losey 62.4% 2,656
Ryan Starski 37.6% 1,598
Total Votes 4,254

Campaign issues

Losey said he was running due to his belief in "the Middle Class, Public Education, protecting our Seniors and protecting our families." He said his "top priorities will be Accessibility and Accountability."[2]

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Losey was defeated by Joseph Graves (R) in the special election on February 28, 2012. Cary Neuville-Justice (G) also ran. Candidates were selected by their respective political parties.[6][7][8]

Campaign issues

Debate

On January 20, the District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.[9]

  • A video of the full debate can be found here.

Personal

Losey and his wife Laura have been married since 1993, and have three children.[10]

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