|Illinois House of Representatives District 17|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Glenbrook South High School (1985)|
|Bachelor's||Indiana University (1989)|
|Master's||Northeastern Illinois University (1999)|
|Birthday||December 13, 1966|
|Place of birth||Glenview, IL|
|Profession||Clerk of Northfield Township|
Fine earned her B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University in 1989 and her M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University in 1999. Her professional experience includes serving as Clerk of the Northfield Township, as a Political Science instructor at Northeastern Illinois University and as a television and radio news producer, reporter, anchor and writer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fine served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Higher Education|
|• Business Growth & Incentives, Vice-chair|
|• Consumer Protection|
|• Health & Healthcare Disparities|
|• Human Services|
Fine's campaign website highlights the following issues:
Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Laura Fine will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports the development of renewable energy like solar and wind to help lessen our dependence on foreign oil, reduce asthma-causing air pollution and jumpstart the Illinois economy with new, green jobs."
Making Legislators Take a Pay Cut
- Excerpt: "Helping to get Illinois back on the right track requires doing the right thing. At a time of economic challenges, Laura Fine will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."
Demanding Budget Accountability
- Excerpt: "To rein in state spending and make government pay its bills, Laura Fine will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars with clear benchmarks and accountability."
Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
- Excerpt: "Laura Fine knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."
Fine's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Putting people back to work means creating an environment that fosters job creation for Illinois residents."
- Protecting our Children
- Excerpt: "As a mother and teacher, Fine knows we must protect our children from dangerous sexual predators."
- Demanding Budget Accountability
- Excerpt: "State budgets full of inefficient spending shortchange taxpayers and the children, seniors and vulnerable citizens who depend on state services."
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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Laura Fine ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kathleen Myalls ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Fine and Myalls will face off in the general election.
Fine won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 17. Fine was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Kyle Frank (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Laura Fine Incumbent||65.8%||32,876|
Comprehensive donor information for Fine is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fine raised a total of $238,834 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
|Laura Fine's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 17||$238,834|
|Grand Total Raised||$238,834|
2012Fine won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fine raised a total of $238,834.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Laura Fine's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$66,368|
|Democratic Party of Illinois||$39,312|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$15,000|
|North Suburban Teachers Union||$10,000|
|Stand for Children||$7,308|
|Total Raised in 2012||$238,834|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Fine and her husband, Michael, have two sons.
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- Illinois House of Representatives
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- Personal website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Laura Fine on Facebook
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Official campaign website, "About Laura," accessed February 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed February 21, 2014
- Campaign website, Issues
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- 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, "Fine, Laura," accessed July 18, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Daniel K. Biss (D)
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