Ann M. Williams
|Ann M. Williams|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 11|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Iowa|
|J.D.||Drake University Law School|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Williams earned her B.S. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Drake University Law School. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Storino, Ramello & Durkin, on the government affairs team for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a legislative director in the office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan, clerk for Illinois First District Appellate Court Judge Margaret O'Mara Frossard and staff attorney for Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Adoption Reform|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
|• Labor & Commerce|
|• Mass Transit|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Adoption Reform|
|• Business & Occupational Licenses|
|• Consumer Protection|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law|
Williams's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Ann's budget priorities include paying down our backlog of bills, and funding education and our most critical human services. We must continue to streamline, consolidate and cut where we can. In Ann's first term, many worthwhile programs and services were significantly cut and unfortunately these cuts must continue. The budget that was ultimately passed, however, preserved funding for the most critical human services. Until there is significant economic recovery, the State's budget situation will continue to be extremely challenging. Ann will continue to make the tough choices necessary to get us back on track."
- Excerpt: "Ann strongly advocates maximizing funding for education, and understands that strong schools make strong communities - and vice versa. Ann has joined a coalition of legislators working to increase the role the State plays in funding our children's education and address the overreliance on property taxes for this purpose."
- Excerpt: "Ann understands that protecting our environment must be a top priority, and believes economic development and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. Ann will continue to push for cleaner air and water. This includes reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants, obtaining power from cleaner energy sources, and adequately funding public transportation."
- Excerpt: "Ann is committed to ensuring all Illinoisans have access to the best quality healthcare possible, and has supported policies to make that happen in Illinois. In her first term, Ann sponsored a groundbreaking bill, HB 1825, to provide for parity in coverage of cancer medications. When faced with a devastating cancer diagnosis, a patient's only concern should be getting the best treatment possible - not how much it costs. However, many patients have been forced to forego the most advanced treatment options due to insurance coverage limits. Ann also helped defeat legislation that would create major exemptions to Illinois' smoking ban, and will continue to fight to keep this ban intact."
Job growth and business development
- Excerpt: "Improving the climate for businesses large and small in Illinois is a top priority. In her first term, Ann supported a bill containing significant reforms of the workers compensation system in Illinois. Also, she has advocated for a comprehensive review of our corporate tax structure - identifying and implementing real, long term solutions to help Illinois businesses create and retain jobs, and to provide the stability necessary for job growth."
- Excerpt: "Ann supports policies and legislation to make sure that our seniors have the tools and resources to enjoy safe, productive, healthy lives. Ann supports the development and maintenance of an array of affordable housing options for seniors in all communities - ensuring that seniors are able to live in their own neighborhoods and continue to be an integral part of community life."
- Excerpt: "Ann believes all of us deserve equal protection and access to benefits, regardless of sexual orientation. Ann strongly supports and will work toward full marriage equality on behalf of all the families in the 11th District."
- Excerpt: "Ann is absolutely committed to preserving every woman's access to reproductive heath services, and will work against any attempt to limit or restrict this right. She supports common sense sex education that will provide our children the basic healthcare information necessary to make the right choices for their future."
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Ann M. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Williams won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 11. Williams ran unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ann M. Williams Incumbent||100%||35,783|
Williams defeated Scott Tucker in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 11 (2010)|
|Ann M. Williams (D)||21,813||71.14%|
|Scott Tucker (R)||8,851||28.86%|
Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $516,645 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
|Ann M. Williams's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 11||$155,681|
|2010||Illinois State House, District 11||$360,964|
|Grand Total Raised||$516,645|
2012Williams won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $155,681.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ann M. Williams's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Education Association||$10,000|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$6,000|
|State Farm Agents & Associates||$5,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$155,681|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Williams won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $360,964.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ann M. Williams's campaign in 2010|
|Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana||$22,155|
|Citizens For Sara Feigenholtz||$16,100|
|Illinois Healthcare Association||$15,311|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers||$13,500|
|Labkon, Howard R||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$360,964|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Williams received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 97th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Illinois House of Representatives
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- Official campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Williams' LinkedIn
- Profile from Open States
- Ann Williams on Facebook
- Ann Williams on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Attorneys at Law, "Bio of Ann M. Williams," accessed June 17, 2011
- Official campaign website, "About Ann," accessed February 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Legislation," accessed February 21, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Williams, Ann M," accessed July 18, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
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