Keith P. Sommer

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Keith P. Sommer
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Illinois House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Board, Tazewell County
1994-1998
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1969
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1946
Place of birthPeoria, IL
ProfessionBroker/Owner, Keith Sommer Realty
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Keith P. Sommer (b.September 6, 1946) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Sommer's professional experience includes working as Broker and Owner of Keith Sommer Realty.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Adoption Reform
Business & Occupational Licenses
Economic Development
Insurance
International Trade & Commerce

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Keith P. Sommer ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sommer won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 88. Sommer defeated Steve Perry in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith P. Sommer Incumbent 100% 41,457
Total Votes 41,457
Illinois House of Representatives, District 88 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Sommer Incumbent 71.9% 10,371
Steve Perry 28.1% 4,060
Total Votes 14,431

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sommer won re-election to the 106th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Keith P. Sommer (R) 36,290 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Keith Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 106 receiving 37,184 votes, ahead of Democrat Tom Shrier who received 15,339 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith P. Sommer (R) 37,184
Tom Shrier (D) 15,339

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Keith Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 106 receiving 24,349 votes ahead of Democrat Mike Phillips who received 10,998 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith P. Sommer (R) 24,349
Mike Phillips (D) 10,998

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sommer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Sommer raised a total of $615,166 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[11]

Keith P. Sommer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 88 Won $96,044
2010 Illinois State House, District 106 Won $52,575
2008 Illinois State House, District 106 Won $73,033
2006 Illinois State House, District 106 Won $44,738
2004 Illinois State House, District 106 Won $44,841
2002 Illinois State House, District 106 Won $62,291
2000 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $41,706
1998 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $199,938
Grand Total Raised $615,166

2012

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $96,044.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith P. Sommer's campaign in 2012
Illinois Realtors Association$6,500
State Farm Agents & Associates$4,000
Illinois State Medical Society$4,000
At&T$3,768
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$96,044
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $52,575.

2008

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $73,033.

2006

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $44,738.

2004

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $44,841.

2002

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $62,291.

2000

Sommer won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $41,706.

1998

Sommer won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Sommer raised a total of $199,938.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[12]

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[13]

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."[14][15]

2012

Sommer received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[15]

Personal

Sommer and his wife, Deb, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Brady (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 88
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 106
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Josh Harms (R)