Kelly M. Burke

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Kelly M. Burke
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Illinois House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kelly M. Burke (b. December 17, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Burke earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from John Marshall Law School. Her professional experience includes working as a staff attorney at Saint Xavier University, practicing law privately, clearking for two circuit court judges and working as a legislative aide for former state Representative Andrew J. McGann.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Appropriations-General Service, Vice-chair
Appropriations-Higher Education
Health Care Licenses
Labor & Commerce
Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhancement
Tollway Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burke 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 Kelly M. Burke ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burke won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 36. Burke was opposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Bob Shelstrom (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKelly M. Burke Incumbent 67.9% 29,910
     Republican Bob Shelstrom 32.1% 14,158
Total Votes 44,068

2010

Burke defeated Richard L. Grabowski (R) in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 36 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelly M. Burke (D) 21,874 71.29%
Richard Grabowski (R) 8,799 28.68%
Timothy Haynes (Write-in) 8 0.03%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burke is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Burke raised a total of $294,409 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[9]

Kelly M. Burke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 36 Won $120,819
2010 Illinois State House, District 36 Won $173,590
Grand Total Raised $294,409

2012

Burke won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burke raised a total of $120,819.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelly M. Burke's campaign in 2012
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
At&T$3,698
Illinois Education Association$2,500
Racing Associations Of Illinois$2,050
Chicago Teachers Union$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$120,819
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Burke won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Burke raised a total of $173,590.

Scorecards

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

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

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

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[12][13]

2012

Burke received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Burke and her husband, Terry, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Carberry (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 36
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
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