Andy Billig

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Andy Billig
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Member of the Washington Senate
from the 3rd legislative district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Preceded by Lisa Brown
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 1, 3rd legislative district
In office
January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10) – January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Preceded by Alex Wood
Succeeded by Marcus Riccelli
Personal details
Born Andrew Swire Billig
(1968-05-01) May 1, 1968 (age 47)
Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Spokane, Washington
Alma mater Georgetown University
Profession Businessman
Website Official

Andrew Swire "Andy" Billig (born May 1, 1968) is an American politician of the Democratic Party and co-owner of the Spokane Indians. He is a member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 3rd Legislative District.[1] On November 6, 2012, Billig was elected to the Washington State Senate representing the 3rd Legislative District.[2] He currently serves as the Senate Democratic Whip.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Billig grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is of Jewish descent. Billig graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1990 with a degree in government. He has two children, Isabella "Bella" and Samuel, and is an active runner and triathlete, having completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004.[4]

Political Positions[edit]

Billig is best known as an education, small business and working families advocate in Spokane.[neutrality is disputed][citation needed] He has also been active in expanding statewide voter access and campaign finance reform in addition to efforts to protect the Spokane River.[citation needed] In 2011, Billig received the Inter-Continental Smackdown Champion Award from Fuse Washington for his work against phosphorus pollution in Washington's lakes and rivers.[5]

Washington House of Representatives[edit]

After he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, Billig immediately assumed a transportation leadership position in the House, serving as vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee.[6] In that role, he helped write the state’s two-year transportation budget.[7] Billig also served on the Education, Environment, and Technology & Economic Development.

Spokane Indians Baseball Team[edit]

In 1992, Billig became general manager of the Spokane Indians Baseball Team.[citation needed] He later became President and co-owner of the team and remains active in management and ownership.[4][8]


Billig has been recognized repeatedly for his leadership with the Spokane Indians, being voted Northwest League Executive of the Year in both 1994[citation needed] and 2004. He also received the Larry McPhail Award for Promotional Excellence several times and won the Joe Martin Award for Service to Baseball and the Community in 2007.[8]


  1. ^ "Andy Billig". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ (November 7, 2012) "Democrats holding edge in Legislature", Spokesman Review. Retrieved on December 5, 2012.
  3. ^ [1],
  4. ^ a b "The Spokesman-Review Election Center", Retrieved on June 26, 2012.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3], Retrieved on June 26, 2012.
  7. ^ [4], Retrieved on July 10, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Northwest League Awards", Retrieved on June 26, 2012.

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