Steven Losey

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Steven Losey
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 51
Bachelor'sEastern Michigan University
Master'sEastern Michigan University
ProfessionSpecial education teacher
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]


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and not make needless cuts in the classroom that increases class sizes, cut support programs, and leaves students with outdated teaching materials."




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, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves Incumbent 54.3% 26,170
     Democratic Steven Losey 45.7% 22,001
Total Votes 48,171

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 ran 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]


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]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Steven Losey 42.4% 8,173
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves 53.4% 10,290
     Green Cary Neuville-Justice 4.2% 803
Total Votes 19,266
Campaign issues

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.


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

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