|Illinois House of Representatives District 26|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Chicago|
Mitchell earned his Bachelor's in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a community organizer, deputy field director for the Lisa Madigan re-election campaign, and campaign manager for Will Burns, Alderman, 4th Ward, in 2010.
Mitchell's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Pension Reform
- Excerpt: "Christian is fighting to reform the way we fund our schools, so that all children get their fair share of resources. Christian believes that the public should have more say in the decisions made by Chicago Public Schools, and that is why he is a co-sponsor of a bill to make the Chicago Public School board democratically elected."
- Public safety
- Excerpt: "Christian is proactive in sponsoring legislation to keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals."
- To increase employment, Christian:
- "Started a program that gives low-interest loans to small local businesses, so that they can create more jobs in our community."
- "Targets government investment where Illinois has the most potential for growth. This ensures that the jobs of the new economy will be created right here at home."
- "Fights for updated school courses to keep Illinois competitive in the future."
- "Looks for results in government efforts to create jobs. Christian pushes for accountability from government programs. He wants to use set goals to determine whether or not a program grows enough jobs. His efforts for transparency make sure that Illinois directs investment in the most effective way to grow our economy."
- To increase employment, Christian:
- Marriage equality
- Excerpt: "Christian believes family and commitment are the roots to a strong community, and that all people should be allowed to make a commitment to the one that they love."
- Excerpt: "Illinois doesn’t have the best history producing honest government officials, but Christian is working to change that. Christian isn’t beholden to special interest groups. He’s in Springfield to fight for you."
Mitchell's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Ethics Policy
- Excerpt: "The people of the 26th District have long supported reform efforts and elected officials who work to make government more accountable. Christian Mitchell pledges to uphold this tradition as State Representative."
- Transportation Policy
- Excerpt: "As State Representative, Christian will pursue several goals to maintain and enhance the state’s transportation system."
- Jobs Policy
- Excerpt: "Illinois needs more jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, 1.5 points higher than the national rate. Entrepreneurs and businesses face an unstable financial landscape that impedes job creation."
- Energy Policy
- Excerpt: "The state of Illinois is at a crossroads with respect to energy use and the environment. We must re-examine our energy sources: fossil fuel use pollutes our air and skews the nation’s foreign policy."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Conservation|
|• Health Care Availability Access|
|• State Government Administration|
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 18, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Christian Mitchell will face Jhatayn "Jay" Travis in the Democratic primary, while Jacob "Coby" Hakalir is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Mitchell won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 26. Mitchell defeated Kenny Johnson 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 26, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Mitchell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mitchell raised a total of $564,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
|Christian Mitchell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 26||$564,859|
|Grand Total Raised||$564,859|
2012Mitchell won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $564,859.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Christian Mitchell's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$564,859|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2014, Mitchell's endorsements include the following:
- The Illinois Observer
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Christian Mitchell on Facebook
- Profile from Open States
- Christian Mitchell on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Christian Mitchell," accessed February 24, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Policy," accessed February 14, 2014
- Campaign website, Policy
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Unofficial candidate list," accessed December 3, 2013
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Mitchell, Christian L," accessed July 18, 2013
- www.illinoisobserver.net, "Illinois House and Senate 2014 Primary Endorsements Part I,” accessed February 24, 2014
Kimberly du Buclet (D)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 26
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