Lawrence Walsh

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Lawrence Walsh
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Illinois House of Representatives District 86
Incumbent
In office
April 2012-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2012
Appointed by86th District Democratic committee
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois State Senate, District 43
1997 - 2005
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1948
Place of birthJoliet, IL
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lawrence Walsh is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 86. He was first appointed to the chamber in April 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-General Service
Business Growth & Incentives
Cities & Villages
Economic Development, Vice-chair
Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development, Vice-chair
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges

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 Lawrence Walsh ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Diane Harris (R), who filed to run on June 2, in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Walsh won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 86. Walsh was placed on the ballot after the March 20 Democratic primary, when nominee and incumbent Jack McGuire (D) resigned, and defeated Ryan Martin Alm (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Walsh Incumbent 71.5% 26,444
     Republican Ryan Martin Alm 28.5% 10,555
Total Votes 36,999

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walsh is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Walsh raised a total of $1,133,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[6]

Lawrence Walsh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 86 Won $213,188
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 43 Not up for election $236,903
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 43 Won $216,763
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 43 Not up for election $103,656
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 43 Won $363,433
Grand Total Raised $1,133,943

2012

Walsh won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $213,188.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lawrence Walsh's campaign in 2012
Democratic Party of Illinois$105,827
Construction &General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity$15,000
Illinois Pipe Trades$10,000
Federation of Teachers Local 604$4,105
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$213,188
Source:Follow the Money

2004

Walsh was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $236,903.

2002

Walsh won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $216,763.

2000

Walsh was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $103,656.

1998

Walsh won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $363,433.

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.[7]

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.[8]

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."[9][10]

2012

Walsh received a score of 71.43 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 86th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Personal

Walsh and his wife, Theresa, have three children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack McGuire (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 86
April 2012–present
Succeeded by
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