Dwight D. Kay
|Dwight D. Kay|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 112|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Taylor University, 1970|
|Birthday||May 5, 1947|
|Place of birth||Wheaton, Il|
|Profession||Vice President, Cassens Transport|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Kay earned his B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Taylor University in 1970. H professional experience includes working as Vice President of Cassens Transport, campaign chairman for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stephen McGlynn and finance chairman for Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier's.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kay served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Public Safety|
|• Economic Development|
|• Labor & Commerce|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kay served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations-Public Safety|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law|
|• Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development|
|• Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges|
Kay's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "The # 1 issue in Illinois and here in the Metro East is JOBS. Restoring jobs and opportunity requires creating a positive environment for businesses to grow and entrepreneurs to succeed. Small businesses and employers in Illinois are overtaxed and overregulated."
- Repeal the Tax Hike
- Excerpt: "I strongly support repeal of the 67% income tax increase imposed on Illinois families and employers in 2011 – a tax hike my predecessor cast the deciding vote in favor of. This tax increase has stagnated economic growth and driven jobs and opportunity out of Illinois; all while making it harder for working families to make ends meet."
- A State that Lives Within Its Means
- Excerpt: "For over a decade, Springfield politicians have spent more money than they had, plunging our state into historic debt that has led to job-killing tax increases, credit downgrades, and billions in unpaid bills. ...Together we can bring Springfield’s reckless spending-spree to an end and restore a balanced budget to Illinois by electing leaders committed to living within our means."
- Pro Life
- Excerpt: "I support the sanctity of life. I believe that life begins at conception and that each and every human life is worthy of dignity and respect. I will support legislation that defends the value of human life and strengthens families."
- Gun Rights
- Excerpt: "I support our Second Amendment rights, plain and simple. Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not currently allow law-abiding citizens to legally carry a firearm for self-defense. Current gun laws are ineffective at taking guns out of the hands of criminals and only serve to limit an individual’s ability to protect themselves and their families."
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. Cullen L. Cullen is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dwight D. Kay is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Kay won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 112. Kay was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Marleen Suarez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 112, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dwight D. Kay Incumbent||50.3%||24,531|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 112 (2010)|
|Dwight D. Kay (R)||19,689||51.63%|
|Jay C. Hoffman (D)||18,449||48.37%|
Comprehensive donor information for Kay is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kay raised a total of $1,290,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Dwight D. Kay's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 112||$260,388|
|2010||Illinois State House, District 112||$670,494|
|2008||Illinois State House, District 112||$360,038|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,290,920|
2012Kay won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kay raised a total of $260,388.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dwight D. Kay's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Republican Party||$47,249|
|We Mean Business||$40,000|
|For The Good of Illinois||$14,500|
|Cassens Transport Co||$11,000|
|Illinois Chamber of Commerce||$11,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$260,388|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Kay won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kay raised a total of $670,494.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dwight D. Kay's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Organization of Illinois||$258,076|
|Illinois Republican Party||$76,990|
|Illinois Chamber of Commerce||$48,671|
|Two Party System||$34,935|
|Illinois Republican Renaissance||$20,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$670,494|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Kay lost the election for the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kay raised a total of $360,038.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dwight D. Kay's campaign in 2008|
|Illinois Chamber of Commerce||$118,000|
|Illinois Civil Justice League||$52,250|
|United Republican Fund of Illinois||$33,000|
|Rauner, Bruce Vincent & Diana Mendley||$25,000|
|Southern Illinois Republican Caucus||$18,500|
|Total Raised in 2008||$360,038|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."
Kay received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
In 2012, Kay's endorsements included the following:
- Illinois Chamber of Commerce PAC
- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB SAFE Trust)
- ABATE PAC
- Associated Builders and Contractors of Illinois
- ‘A’ rating from the NRA
Kay and his wife, Nancy, have two children.
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- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Twitter account
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Dwight Kay, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- 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
- Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Kay, Dwight D," accessed July 24, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
- Dwight D. Kay, "Endorsements," accessed October 25, 2012
Jay C. Hoffman
|Illinois House of Representatives District 112
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