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|Michigan House of Representatives District 51|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Michigan University|
|Master's||Eastern Michigan University|
|Profession||Special education teacher|
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.
Losey's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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."
- 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and not make needless cuts in the classroom that increases class sizes, cut support programs, and leaves students with outdated teaching materials."
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joseph Graves Incumbent||54.3%||26,170|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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."
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51, Special Election, 2012|
On January 20, the District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.
- A video of the full debate can be found here.
Losey and his wife Laura have been married since 1993, and have three children.
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Tim Greimel, Campaign Facebook page
- MLive, "Steven Losey tapped as Democratic candidate for special election to replace recalled former Rep. Paul Scott," December 01, 2011
- UAW Region 1-C, Steve Losey Endorsement, January 12, 2012
- Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Republicans vow to reclaim seat of recalled state Rep. Paul Scott," November 9, 2011
- MLive, "Election 2012: Steve Losey to face Ryan Starski in 51st District Democratic primary," August 4, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
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- http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM Michigan Secretary of State, 2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing, retrieved August 7, 2012.
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012
- MLive, "Art Reyes, Democrat who lost to Paul Scott in 2010, considering running in special election," November 10, 2011
- Genesee County Elections Dept., Official Candidate List, December 20, 2011
- Michigan Secretary of State, 51st District, Unofficial election results, accessed February 29, 2012
- MLive, "Candidates looking to replace former House Rep. Paul Scott in 51st District debate in Grand Blanc," January 20, 2012
- Fenton Patch, "Meet the Candidates: Steven Losey," February 23, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
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