Frances Ann Hurley

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Frances Ann Hurley
Frances Ann Hurley.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (1978)
Bachelor'sSaint Xavier University
Place of birthMarch 27, 1960
ProfessionFull-time state legislator
Office website
Frances Ann Hurley is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Hurley earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Saint Xavier University. Her professional experience includes being the former aide to Aldermans Ginger Rugai and Matthew O’Shea.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hurley served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-General Service
Cities & Villages
Health Care Licenses
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges


Campaign themes


Hurley's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Providing Tax Relief
Excerpt: "Last year, the State of Illinois balanced its budget using a massive, temporary tax increase on individuals and businesses. With so many families struggling to make ends meet, this was an irresponsible time to impose any additional burden on the taxpayers."
  • Business Development & Job Creation
Excerpt: "Attracting new businesses and creating jobs should be a top priority for all levels of Government."
  • Fiscal Responsibility Starts in Springfield
Excerpt: "Across the country, families everywhere are tightening their belts. Our elected officials should lead by example and share the burden of our financial crisis."
  • Reforming the Budget Process
Excerpt: "State Government must operate within its means."
  • Restoring Trust in Government
Excerpt: "As an Illinois taxpayer, I am fed up and sick of self-serving politicians who have repeatedly abused our trust and misused our tax dollars."
  • Strengthening Our Schools
Excerpt: "As a mother of three children, I understand the important role that schools play in any community. If elected, I will do everything in my power to ensure that the State properly funds education."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Frances Ann Hurley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Victor C. Horne ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Hurley then defeated Horne in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrances Ann Hurley Incumbent 66.1% 25,205
     Republican Victor C. Horne 33.9% 12,927
Total Votes 38,132


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hurley won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 35. Hurley defeated Anthony R. Martin and Andrew Byrne Hodorowicz in the March 20 Democratic primary, and defeated Ricardo Fernandez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrances Ann Hurley 68.3% 34,590
     Republican Ricardo Fernandez 31.7% 16,022
Total Votes 50,612
Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrances Ann Hurley 53.5% 6,782
Anthony R. Martin 31.7% 4,024
Andrew Byrne Hodorowicz 14.8% 1,872
Total Votes 12,678

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hurley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hurley raised a total of $239,401 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[10]

Frances Ann Hurley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 35 Won $239,401
Grand Total Raised $239,401


Hurley won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hurley raised a total of $239,401.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frances Ann Hurley's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$60,624
Democratic Party of Illinois$20,229
Oshea Friends of Matt$18,000
Construction &General Laborers District Council oOf Chicago & Vicinity$10,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 881$7,113
Total Raised in 2012$239,401
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.


Hurley has three children.[1]

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Preceded by
Bill Cunningham (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by