Karen May

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Karen May
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Illinois House of Representatives District 58
Former member
In office
2001-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1966
Personal
BirthdayAugust 2, 1944
Place of birthHighland Park, IL
ProfessionFreelance Writer
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Karen May (b. August 2, 1944) is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 58 from 2001 to 2013.

May has worked as a freelance writer, journalist, and in public relations.

She is Chair of the Highland Park Historical Preservation Commission, and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Highland Park.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, May served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, May served on the following committees:


Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

May did not seek re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

May won re-election to the 58th District seat against Republican Lauren G. Turelli.[3] She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Karen May (D) 25,010 56.91%
Lauren G Turelli (R) 18,937 43.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Karen May won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 58 receiving 37,324 votes, ahead of Republican Timothy Stratton who received 17,550 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen May (D) 37,324
Timothy Stratton (R) 17,550

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Karen May won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 58 receiving 29,459 votes ahead of Republican William Griffin who received 13,034 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen May (D) 29,459
William Griffin (R) 13,034

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, May collected $276,479 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen May's campaign in 2010
Illinois Democratic Party$142,009
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
Imperial Realty$4,500
Illinois State Medical Society$4,000
AT&T$3,647
Total Raised in 2010 $276,479

2008

In 2008, May collected $120,241 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $12,000
Cook County College Teachers Union $5,750
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity $3,000
Comcast $3,000
Illinois State Medical Society $3,000

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[9][10]

2012

May received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 58
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Scott Drury (D)