|Illinois House of Representatives District 14|
|May 16, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||May 16, 2011|
Cassidy's professional experience includes working as an assistant in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, legislative director for the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women and in the district office of Illinois Senate president John Cullerton.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cassidy served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Public Safety|
|• Human Services|
|• Labor & Commerce|
|• Restorative Justice, VIce-chair|
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 Kelly Cassidy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Denis Detzel ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Cassidy then defeated Detzel in the general election.
Cassidy won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 14. Cassidy defeated Paula A. Basta in the March 20 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kelly Cassidy Incumbent||100%||32,777|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Kelly Cassidy Incumbent||62.3%||6,163|
|Paula A. Basta||37.7%||3,732|
Comprehensive donor information for Cassidy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cassidy raised a total of $348,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
|Kelly Cassidy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 14||$348,451|
|Grand Total Raised||$348,451|
2012Cassidy won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cassidy raised a total of $348,451.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kelly Cassidy's campaign in 2012|
|Democratic Party of Illinois||$25,650|
|AFSCME Illinois Council 31||$17,800|
|Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana||$13,178|
|Service Employees Illinois State Council||$8,250|
|Illinois Education Association||$8,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$348,451|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Cassidy 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.
Cassidy and her partner, Kelley Quinn, have three children.
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- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Cassidy, Kelly," accessed July 18, 2013
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- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
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- Project Vote Smart, "Kelly Cassidy's Biography," accessed February 21, 2014
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